A Time to teach. A time to ask for help.

Well I am officially a teacher in a school like my mother and grandmother before me. I am blessed with the opportunity to volunteer teach at Nashville School which is near my house and is partnered with the school where three of our kids attend. I am teaching Bible for six periods a week, and it’s a blast. It feels good to be in a classroom again. My students love to learn, and I enjoy showing them new intricacies to the Bible. Soon I hope to begin tutoring other students in English or other things in the few free periods I have. I may also begin studying the Bible with the director of the school. She’s a Christian but has said she would love to study more from whoever would teach her.

I’m also feeling very accomplished about the completion of our aquaponics system at the building with some help from a visiting group (See pictures below). A new floor is going in at the building, and the old boards will make great wood for making planters for growing more wood for the building. Fortunately, my back is healed up well enough to begin doing more physical labor.

Our Red Tilapia and Blue Catfish at feeding time

Our Red Tilapia and Blue Catfish at feeding time

One of our chile plant already has chiles on it after a week!

One of our chile plant already has chiles on it after a week!

The view of the whole system. We currently have growing chili and basil plants. Tomato, lettuce, watermelon and beans are just now sprouting.

The view of the whole system. We currently have growing chili and basil plants. Tomato, lettuce, watermelon and beans are just now sprouting.

We also have this little cutie (featured below) living with us right now while his mom tries to quit a strong addiction to drugs. We’re hoping Angel’s mom Yahaira will enter into a rehab program soon, and we’re waiting for her to take the steps to change her life. Angel is a bundle of energy and loves to run and play around our house, and our kids adore him and treat him like a little brother. We’re all quickly falling in love with his kisses and hilarious personality. Luckily, his burns from an accident last fall are now in the final processes of healing. The first few weeks of his time with us were spent taking him to doctor’s appointments and changing his gauze from several poorly taken care of woulds from the accidents (at the fault of even the doctors his mom took him too and her addictions).

Angel along with our four other kids is pretty expensive as you can imagine with diapers and all those things small children need, especially as his burns heal and his digestive system heals as well. We had been getting by without successfully reaching our Fifty for 50 donors, but we are still eight short of reaching the goal. We could really use your help. We are grateful to all of you who now support us and hope others will join us as we provide a loving home for five kiddos and attempt to fight alongside desperate souls who want to leave the awful life of the streets of Tegucigalpa.

Angel helping pick out plants for the Aquaponics farm.

Angel helping pick out plants for the Aquaponics farm.

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Some picture from the aquaponics system.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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