This post by Sarah DeCamps is from Honduras, Our Little Roses Home For Girls, where Liz Hoekstra and Sarah are visiting the girls now:

Visiting Honduras this week has been refreshing as always. I'm reminded how capable kids can be with so few resources. Adriana (my goddaughter) was curious about my students’ papers waiting to be graded in my bag and was looking over their Roman Emperor projects. Forty-five seconds in and she wants to know why one of my students didn't capitalize anything or spell things correctly or why he left some of the source boxes blank for his citations. Honduran kids don't ignore little things like that on their school assignments. She's ten years old and English is not her first language. So interesting to see how quickly she noticed those things!

We had a wedding shower with the kids here for Liz and celebrated with the healthy choice of donuts and ice cream. I am always fascinated by the fact that these kids can entertain themselves for hours with music and each other. I took a weekend trip Saturday to Brenda's home village on the Guatemalan border. They are like my Honduran family...I'm the godmother to her kids and she works at Our Little Roses as the head "Tia" for the girls at the home. Her home village is a different world...literally; it is like going back in time. Everyone is so present; no one is looking down at their phones or in front of the TV. And it's beautiful here, people coming in and out of one another's homes, music permeating the streets, so much food everywhere. You can't see someone or pass them by without stopping to chat or greet them.

There was a grandfather who died last week and they had an evening fiesta to celebrate him—people of all ages in the streets dancing, eating, kids running around. It was not sad at all. Women were walking around with homemade bread and hot chocolate at midnight. The next morning they all walked up to the cemetery in the mountains to bid a final farewell and watch his casket be lowered into the ground. It was really touching, a nice reminder that the spirit and happy hearts are not always in the most obvious of places—this is a pretty impoverished community but they take care of each other.