Thursday, July 31, 2008

Monday, July 28, 2008: Afternoon Miracle

Today we tried to find entertainment in the morning at the hospital/clinic. We found one little boy, Joshua (ho-sway), to color with us while he was waiting for an x-ray of his previously broken arm. I enjoyed trying to communicate with the 4 year old boy and his mom. The kids had fun coloring.

After lunch I feel like I witnessed a miracle. From 12:45 to 2:45pm, there is an ESL (English as a Second Language) school that meets once a week for some local Honduran kids. Rosanne McKenney started it. She is a many-talented missionary (nurse, painter, mother, teacher, dreamer). The average age of the kids seemed to be between 8 and 10 but the material covered was very entertaining to my boys because it was all in English and at a preschool level. They sang lots of songs about the letter sounds and different countries and quoted a memory verse from the Bible. Then we all listened to the story, If You Give a Moose a Muffin. Jaden paid attention to the whole story and could even answer the questions about the story afterward that the teacher asked. After the story all of the kids made a little craft of a colored moose that they could put a paper muffin into its mouth.

The miracle was that both of my boys sat still for almost 2 hours for school! They don't sit still for that long for anything - not even a movie. It probably helped that they were tired and hot but that could have went the other way with naughty kids. I very much enjoyed the time with the kids and they got candy rewards for their exceptional behavior. I look forward to going to the school one more time before we leave.

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