Rock N Road
Every year hundreds of Americans visit us here in Honduras. Most come with a group of like minded Christians to serve the poor that Mission Lazarus serves in Honduras. We always insist that groups return to Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras, the night before their departure. Many groups don’t like this added expense of a hotel in the capital city but we always insist, claiming that if there happens to be some civil unrest like a strike or a land slide over the road you’ll miss your flight. Although we have had a group or two pull some stunts to get out of traveling back the night before, for the most part everyone has been understanding of our policy. The only time we don’t enforce that policy is when we have visits from one or two folks on their own, not with a group. We figure that if they were to miss a flight it would not be too hard to get tickets changed for a couple travelers however it would be highly unlikely that we’d be able to change tickets for a group of 15 or more folks. Cameron Hartsell from Abilene, Texas learned about the risk of not making it to the airport the hard way. Cameron was here for a quick trip over the weekend and was scheduled to be back at work tomorrow morning. But as you can see from the pictures, a large boulder laying in the road blocked traffic on the Pan American highway in both directions. Needless to say Cameron had no other option than to return to Choluteca and change his ticket for tomorrow. Reports say that the boulder will be removed by this evening.