After a lunch break we visited a carpenter who made classical Honduran chairs. He told us how he as a young man couldn’t find a job, so he just choose to create his own job instead, by creating the business. With a lot of jokes and cheap laughs along the way, he showed us how he made the chairs, and we also got to see the next generation that will take over the business, in the form of his very young son, who was more firm with the hammer than any of us can ever hope to be. Lastly, we visited another lady who showed us how to make “Piñatas,” the paper figures with candy for parties, and this skill we will definitely put to use in the future.
This day has been a great blessing for us, as we now have deeper insight in the local town and its local businesses, and therefore also knowledge on how to create said businesses in the future. We expect to draw upon such contacts in the future for the benefit of our youth, and that we may be able to show the youth at Emmanuel more of their opportunities, so that they can discover exactly what is their unique gift to the world, and how they can refine it and put it to use.