Nueva Suyapa

Esta semana es la terminación de nuestro primer mes. Aunque las primeras semanas eran difíciles y parecieron muy largas, estamos en un lugar de paz y alegre. Este es nuestra pueblo para las próximas tres y media meses. Este es nuestro pueblo, nuestra universidad, nuestra café. Estos son nuestros amigos, nuestras familias, nuestros compañeros. Aunque no puedo hablar por todos de los estudiantes, puedo decir que muchos de nosotros hemos cambiada muestras pensamientos de extrañar cosas de los Estados Unidos a estar emocionados para las nuevas cosas y la experiencia—y esto es tan bonita. Entonces, si quiere, hay algo cosas para orar—seguridad aquí y en nuestros viajes, salud para todos, la capacidad para aprender  más cada día, uno sentimiento de paz cuando alguien extraña su familia o amigos en los Estados,  da alabanzas a Dios para la belleza de honduras, para la seguridad Él nos ha dado, para la capacidad de estar aquí. 

En el fin de semana pasada, fuimos a Nueva Suyapa para quedar con una familia por una noche. Aunque Nueva Suyapa (o “La Montanita”) es cerca de Santa Lucía y Tegucigalpa, es muy diferente. Por ejemplo, para obtener luz en Nueva Suyapa, ellos usan velas.  Todos de nosotros fueron divididos en parejas con una familia. La gente fue muy amable y nos mostró una parte de sus vidas. Aprendimos como ordeñar vacas, como trabajar en un jardín y como cocinar frijoles y tortillas. Fue una experiencia en nuestras corazones fueron abiertos al modo en que otros personas vivir. A bajo están algunas fotos de Nueva Suyapa y Santa Lucía. 

 

We have been in Santa Lucía for a month—which is a crazy thought seeing that we are a fourth of the way done already. Although the first four weeks seemed to drag on at times and were full of adjustments and newness, we find ourselves at a place of acceptance. This is our home for the next three months. This is our town, our university, our café. These are our friends, family, and classmates. Although I cannot speak for all the students on the trip, I can say that many have turned the corner from longing for America and the familiarity that lies there to embracing the newness that this culture brings—and that is beautiful. Some prayers would be very appreciated for our group—continued safety for our group, especially on excursions, the healing of those with minor sicknesses and the continued health of all others, the continued desire and ability to learn the language and culture here, a sense of peace in the moments when we miss family and friends, thank God for the wonderful beauty we are able to see each and every day, thank Him for keeping us safe thus far, for the relationships we have made, and for the ability for us to actually be here learning the language. 

Last weekend we went to Nueva Suyapa to stay with a family for a night. Although Nueva Suyapa (or The little mountain) is close to Santa Lucía and Tegucigalpa, it is very different. For instance to get light in Nueva Suyapa, they use candles. All of us students were divided in partners to spend the night with a family. The people of Nueva Suyapa were very friendl and warmly invited us in to see a part of their daily lives. We learned how to milk cows, how to work in their gardens, and how to cook frijoles and tortillas. It was an experience that opened up our hearts and minds to the different ways people live. Below are some pictures of Nueva Suyapa and of Santa Lucía. 

 

below are some pictures of a garden in Nueva Suyapa, the home I stayed in in Nueva Suyapa, and the last two were taken from Santa Lucia.

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