Final Thoughts

A view from El Hatillo outside Tegucigalpa.
A view from El Hatillo outside Tegucigalpa.

God willing, I should be arriving home in about three weeks. I just realized today that I hadn’t signed out of WordPress since early April but had not made any new posts since then since I recalled being unable to access the site. So my apologies to all of you for not being able to keep you updated as to my doings. I will now give a short summary of the rest of my year here.

David Bercot in front of the gathering in Siguatepeque.
David Bercot in front of the gathering in Siguatepeque.

I got to go to Siguatepeque in August to attend the bi-annual meeting of the Society of the Good Shepherd. I also got to see my friends the Bercots again as well as other friends there and see more of the town itself that I hadn’t seen before.

A view from the roadside east of Catacamas.
A view from the roadside east of Catacamas.

I visited the town of Catacamas several times to see my friends the Tompkins. Catacamas is located 3.5 hours by bus northeast of Tegucigalpa. I got to see soe of the surrounding countryside (like the picture above) and go to the caves of Talgua, which was my first experience in large caves.

Me with Kevin.
Me with Kevin.

Last Month, I got to go to a small meeting of the Honduran Fellowship in Guimaca, 1.5 hours by bus to the north of Tegucigalpa. I got to eat some delicious food and spend too short an amount of time with friends both old and new. I also got to meet Kevin the Spider Monkey!

The students assembled prior to leaving the museum.
The students assembled prior to leaving the museum.

In late August I went along with most of my school to Chiminke, the children’s museum here in Tegucigalpa. The kids had a great time, running, playing, and getting to touch the many exhibits here.

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I went up to El Hatillo once again this year with some of our students to the same camp as last year. Getting out of the city into the cool, clean air of the mountains was such a relief. I was one of the few not to don a coat, jacket, or some type of winter hat up there, me being a life-long resident of colder climes. I found it refreshingly cool.

Lastly, I got to visit my friends in El Paraiso again last month.  It’s nice to be back here again sharing my life here with all of you. Just writing this today makes me realize how much I missed this thing!

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