Tuesday, September 4, 2007
All Quiet in Western Honduras, So Far
I know there are people checking here for updates (HI YOUNGGI!), so I wanted to post a note, even though nothing is happening here yet. Today, nothing happening is a very good thing!
I've noticed that the time that is shown below my posts is not accurate, so I will tell you that I am posting this at about 1:00pm, which would be 3:00pm EDT.
Here in Gracias Lempira, the morning was hot and sunny, with a very blue sky and high wispy white clouds. Currently we are starting to get a high, hazy overcast and lots of big fat clouds. I feel certain that this is the very first edge of the extended storm reaching our area. There is no wind at all, here in the city.
The members of the team are having a normal day. Half of them are working on the construction out at the Missionary Ventures property, the rest are running a Vacation Bible School type program in a nearby village. We expect that tomorrow we will all be staying in the city, and not venturing out onto the mountain roads. According to the predictions, the storm should be directly over us early tomorrow morning.
I am trying to get as much laundry done as possible, before we lose our power and water, and before the weather becomes so damp that everything turns mildewy. We have stocked up on food and water (for 25 people!), and we feel ready for the level of storm we expect to get. We are praying for those in the path of the storm who don't have the resources that we have - to shelter within a strong house, to stock up on essential items, to leave the area if necessary.