transhome1A great day with the boys from the Manuelito Transitional Home in Tegucigalpa, Honduras yesterday.

We managed to go and buy them an ironing board and iron as well as a large box of chocolates and two boxes of donuts.  As you can imagine this went down really well with the boys but the thing they seemed most excited about was that we had come not just to visit them but to spend the whole day with them.

The boys had made a welcome display on the wall of the dining room and posed for a photo before we sat and watched them perform their new dance routines.

transhome3It was encouraging to see how the street dance workshops had really motivated them to work together and enjoy doing something new.  Their dance teacher has invited them to perform in a few weeks time at a cancer charity concert so they were keen to spend every spare moment practicing their routines.

transhome2Matt, Becky and I then invited the boys and staff to a football match.  A small caged pitch was rented for an hour but the match lasted an hour and half with no break and with my team losing 21-18.  It was a very tiring session but I kept going till the end and then we headed into the city centre where we treated them all to an ice cream.

On our return to the home we sat and watched two episodes of Mr Bean and a couple of videos of Diversity.

A long but very rewarding day.


manuelito3Matt, Becky and I decided to give in to pressure from the girls at the Manuelito Children's Home and download some Justin Bieber videos and have a 'JUSTIN' night! 

It was interesting that the boys also wanted to watch the videos and it made me laugh as they had said how much they hated Justin Bierber but happily sang along to 'Baby, baby, baby'!

Matt and I dressed up for the girls and joined in their 'Justin' party and I am sure they will remember it for a long time.

manuelito4manuelito2We left this morning and headed for AFE, the project working with the kids from the city rubbish dump, and so had to say our farewells which is never easy.



manuelito5Today at the Manuelito Children's Home it was photo day!  I took photos of all the children for the sponsors in the UK who give each month to keep them in the home.  Thanks to Global Care we are able to help keep the regular support coming through and yet many of the children do not yet have sponsors.  Please will you consider sponsoring a child in the home for just £18 per month by following the link on the right.  One of these kids could be better off if you do.  THANKS

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