Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Tiny Dancers, Part 3

The final dance for the day was a traditional war dance performed by the 5th - 7th grade boys. Again, I was so impressed that these kids would dress up in these outfits and perform with seriousness and pleasure.

In speaking with the Peace Corps volunteer who works at the school, she mentioned that most of these kids don't receive any positive reinforcement at home, so this day was a really big day for them ... many of their mothers and a few fathers were in attendance and cheering for their children. It was beautiful to see and be part of.

Friday, April 3, 2009

A possibility?

Over the past few weeks, Jason & I both have interviewed at a school in Honduras - Jason for a 6th grade math/science teacher position and myself for a computer lab/media role position. Today, when we checked our e-mail, we received job offers! We are so thankful to God for His provision for us!

Of course, I've been making a pros & cons list in my head, which perhaps I'll share a bit of here...

-the elementary school is located on the beautiful university campus below;
-the positions are ones that we both feel like would be good fits for us;
-our interactions with the administrator have been positive & we both feel like she would be a very good boss (she also has relatives from my home town - Atascadero);
-the positions are paid (yay!), with most of our airfare also covered;
-housing is provided;
-it's very inexpensive to live in Honduras, and there is an abundance of fresh fruit & veggies readily available.

-the start date is August 10th (we aren't expecting to be back in the States until July 18th or 19th), so that doesn't leave us much time to visit with family/friends after being gone, in such a remote location all year;
-the provided housing sounds quite a bit less than ideal (with no great alternate options);
-the contract commitment would be for 2 years (vs. one year);
-the climate would be fairly similar to here and although we both really love the tropical climate, we'd been thinking we were ready for something different

So, we'd really appreciate your prayers over the next day or two as we work to come to a decision on this potential job. We want to be where God would have us - please pray that we would have wisdom and would be able to clearly see what direction we should be going in.

Pictures from www.zamorano.edu

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Tiny Dancers, Part 2

Can I just say how much I love that boys here can & will wear skirts for an event like this without any shame? It's a wonderful thing!

Our island's mail lady, Brai (sounds like Bry), is in the pink tank top - she was having so much fun! Her nephew is the boy that is first in the line...

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Tiny Dancers, Part 1

This was the first dance of three which were performed during Awareness Week at the school. The kids looked so cute in their costumes and did such a good job!!! One fun surprise was that they performed this dance to Credence Clearwater's "Bad Moon Rising," which sounded so good!