Monday, January 7, 2008

El Paradiso

I just got back from another 3-day mission in the mountains. This time it was a medical mission as well as a spiritual mission. There is a young doctor and her mother visiting from the States, and they brought a lot of medicine with them. The team piled into the back of the missioners truck...We were all surrounded by bags and boxes of supplies and then chugged off into the mountains again. We spent a lot of time with tons of people crammed in the back of a truck, and it is a lot of fun. We went to a place called El Paradiso! It was like Eden too! I've never seen so many orange trees, banana groves, huge globe-like fruits, papaya, coconuts, bamboo and even bright blue birds flying about. The other Hondurans laughed when I gasped and took a photo of a banana tree, but then they gasped when I told them that we have apple trees in Canada. The oranges as well as the coffee here are the very form and essence of what oranges and coffee should be.

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