a Jungle Out There, cont.
four nursing students and the Adam family left December 26 from
International Airport. They changed planes in
Atlanta and again in Miami, then landed in San Pedro Sula in north
central Honduras. There they caught a prop plane to La Ceiba, about
150 miles from Ahuas, and finally arrived in Ahuas itself. The
photograph they took of the “landing strip” there is
eloquent: two dirt tracks, churned into red mud by a rainstorm.
carried not only their clothes but a full load of medical equipment,
drugs, and supplies. Allen brought along the only cell
phone that worked. (“It was a godsend,” said Jen
mother.) They also bore crayons and coloring books, clothes and
school supplies for the Honduran children they were going to
of the materials came from kids in Taylor and Jared Adam’s
school, who wanted to send presents to the children of Ahuas.
Medical supplies and much of the nursing students’ expenses
were paid for by Central Moravian Church and the Rotary Clubs
Bethlehem, and Allentown.
kids greeted the presents with enthusiasm. “One day we
gave them each a pack of gum. That was a mistake,” Jen
ate the whole pack at once.”