June 3, 2013, Monday : Thanks to Ron and Betty Winkowski, we arrived at the Hartfield International Airport in plenty of time to have breakfast with the Hernandez family. Max and Katja are on staff at Orphanage Emmanuel. They were returning from a six week vacation to Denmark with their three children, Gabrial, Simon, and Esther. We were all met in the capital city of Tegucigalpa by the orphange van. After a stop at the tienda for a few groceries during a huge thunderstorm, we headed for Guiamaca with clothes a little wet, but not not our spirits. Catching up with friends is always exciting. We thank God for all our family and friends who have supported us in our efforts to make this trip a reality!
June 4, 2013, Tuesday: After a good night's sleep we enjoyed coffee with Max and Katja before getting to work. I spent the rest of the day today washing the kitchen, putting away the food, and setting up our living space. Organization is key to having time to spend doing the things we love. Mike began inspecting kitchens and bathrooms to make a list of repairs and other work that needs to be done. Mike attended the male staff and volunteer Bible Study tonight. We have not been able to access the internet. I visited Katja to send out a few messages of our safe arrival.