Honduras 2011//Saturday

Ashley brought some bubbles, a rare delicacy for the kids. They loved them!

You can imagine that with 23 kids and just a few bubble wands/guns how well they shared. That’s the thing with these kids. They share pretty well. Even stuff they don’t get a lot of. No one tells them they have to give it to someone else. After a few minutes they just pass it on. Only on a rare occasion will they whine about it. Food is pretty much the only thing they won’t share (mainly because they used to have none).

No matter where you are though, boys will be boys.
Even when you’re making bubbles…

Of course some of the kids would get creative and made bubble wands out of grass. or some of the more daring ones…their mouths…

These kids are dangerously creative. We took a couple jumpropes and while we were eating dinner, they came up with a new game. One in which they would see how high they could jump. Over two jumpropes tied together.

It would start out low and everyone jumped. (if you look carefully, you’ll see a couple Americans joining in on the action (including a graceful fall by one).

Then it got a little more difficult…

Until there could only be one winner (99% of the time it was Deni).

Some kids jumped barefoot. I have no idea how their ankles did not cave or their knees did not break. Though after the rope reached a certain height, they started to stretch their knees. And some of them did walk away rubbing different body parts from the knees down.

Later they held a jumprope contest. Jonnatan won with over 700 jumps. He was in it to win it. While he was jumping he had sweat pouring down and he had to start pattern breathing. After he finished he went and sat down to catch his breath while he soaked in his victory. I think the next closest was someone with 3 or 400ish.

We also got to go to town. This time we went to Ojojona (thanks Andrea!) which is known for its pottery.

They had some other stuff too. like this really cool giraffe. (could you imagine trying to get that back home?)

For our craft, we were to make these really awesome bracelets out of chip bags. But we ran into a couple problems. I had only skimmed the directions when choosing that craft. I missed the part that said it would take 1-2 hours for each bracelet. It took us 20 minutes to make one link each. Potato chip bags are not the easiest material to bend, fold, and work with. Could you imagine kids trying to do that?

So we had to think on our feet as we got the materials ready the night before. Luckily, Ashley saved the day with another idea for bracelets. We’d roll strips of bags on pencils and tape them together to made beads (since glue would take too long on that material).

The kids loved making them. I never know how these crafts are going to turn out. The younger kids love making anything but some of the older ones aren’t always interested in the crafts. But they were with this one. When we told them we were making bracelets out of potato chip bags, they thought we were crazy. Then we showed them and they were super excited.

The boys got their hair cut this night so that’s why some don’t have shirts on

And of course some of them got creative by making other jewelry (with bling).

And hats

and eventually clothes.

Our lesson that night was Heroes do the unexpected. Like in the story about the men who lowered their friend through the roof just so He could see Jesus. To see some guy being lowered from the ceiling? That’s pretty unexpected. So it making bracelets out of potato chip bags.

Read about more days in Honduras:
Wednesday: http://t.co/jzonJbQ
Thursday: http://t.co/Vmpn4V9
Friday:http://t.co/mwPV13G
Saturday: http://t.co/7MdNCSo  [this post]
Sunday: http://t.co/LBONaW9
Monday: http://t.co/pPn3NPs
Tuesday: http://t.co/FbbeEtO

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