What Amigos de Jesús Means to Me

What Amigos de Jesús Means to Me

Before coming on staff with Amigos de Jesus as the Volunteer and Visitor Coordinator 2 years ago, I worked as a part-time volunteer in the US helping get the summer program off the ground each year. My three children get to accompany me to Honduras each summer.  They attend escuelita(our summer program) and build their own relationships with the Amigos kids.  I asked my 2 oldest to write what Amigos means to them and here are their responses:

Amigos Family Values ~ Joy

Amigos Family Values ~ Joy

Life in Honduras is not always easy. Life at Amigos de Jesus is not always easy.

Life in rural Honduras can be difficult. Frequent power outages, poor internet services, non-stop problems with access to water, terrible roads, and a complete lack of public services mean that anything we need has to be created by us. Our incredible team of workers makes working in these conditions look easy, but it is not.

Reflection from a Volunteer

Reflection from a Volunteer

Damian* and I work on his English together everyday. His nephew, Ignacio* (who is more like a little brother to Damian) always waits for us to be done so we can do more fun things together; like the two boys running back and forth across the yard while I time them, or making up our own make-believe town with wood blocks and dirt mounds. But today, in lieu of English lessons or play-time, we all went up with a group of kids to pray the rosary by the big cross on the hill.