5 February 2013
My First Missions Trip
On October 9th I got up ready for an adventure to begin. I was on my way to going to Honduras for a mission’s trip. It was a Tuesday morning at the crack of dawn when I had to get up to leave. We met up with the mission’s team at the nearby Dunkin Donuts. We got some coffee and left for the airport. After sleeping most of the way to the airport we had finally arrived. Of course we were there way early, so we had to wait like two hours before we could board our plane. So in the mean time we ate breakfast and enjoyed the company of our team which included the following: Tony, Tim, Kristina, Zach, and I.
When it finally became time to board the plane I was very excited because I had never been on an airplane before. I went what people might call photo crazy. I took about fifty photos within like ten minutes. The flight was actually quite fun and relaxing. About half an hour into our flight the plane had reached its finale climb and leveled out. Shortly after we heard the pilot tell us that the flight attendants would be coming down the aisle to serve us beverages. For the rest of the flight I did one of two things. One looked out the window, and two I listened to music.
When we arrived in Tegucigalpa, Honduras the first thing my mom says is “Don’t let them take your bags”. There are people as you leave the airport that “Help you” with you bags even if you don’t want it. One of the guys tried to casually slip his hand around my bag so I yelled “No”, and he back away. After dealing with the locals trying to “Help us” we met Alicia who is one of the people that care for the children at the orphanage. She led us to the van. When we got to it she gave each of us bottled water, and we got into the van to go.
The traffic there is beyond insane. It’s completely crazy, and as Alicia says “The brave get out, and the wimps wait”. There was literally only one stop light in the city. There...