We attended a quinceñera party for Marlen last Saturday night. It is a special birthday celebration for girls when they turn 15.
Venus gets ready
Man to man
Ready to make an entrance
Oh the theatrics!
Open air church with lights of Los Pinos in the background: beauty in the simple
Once every three months we have a birthday party for the youth group, here are some pics:
DJ Memo and boys who don’t want to participate in the dance game
3 taxi drivers murdered by gangs this week in Tegucigalpa
10 people murdered in 2 separate incidents last weekend in Tegucigalpa
9 people murdered in Yoro (up north) today
3 other murder related articles in the “happenings” section of today’s newspaper
12 drug smuggling planes that have been caught or crashed in Honduras this year
40+ reported kidnappings in Honduras so far this year
3 girls escaped to the streets today, fleeing the government run orphanage where my office is located
Transformation Possible!! This was the name of the youth camp our church put on this weekend for over 100 youth, it was awesome! Where else will you find youth from a slum neighborhood, a remote mountain community and the best bilingual schools in the city coming together to play, worship God, learn and have fun? I think it is only through God that this kind of unity is possible. More stories of transformation to come, but for now I am one sore, tired, energized, excited leader.