We had another AMAZING day today. I’m not sure about others, but I had a hard time waking up this morning. I am not a coffee drinker, but this morning was a “coffee morning.” For breakfast we had pancakes, and fruit (and for some of us like 20 cups of coffee). After breakfast some of us helped wash dishes until it was time for devo. Brian Henegar led us in our thoughts today. He spoke about how we need to be revived. It isn’t something we make or create, it is something that God does in us. It was a wonderful way to start off morning. Once devo was over Terry divided the groups. We had a construction group, a visitation group, and a painting group and then everyone met up to go to the
Today after devo Terry sent each bus to the grocery store Mas o Menos to get ready for a “Gatorade Blitz.” We went in and bought every Gatorade we could possibly find in the store. After we bought as much as we could get we loaded up the bus and went all over
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I fell like today was a really good day. The team I was on accomplished 3 tasks:” handing our Gatorade to street workers, painting La Bodega, and visit with the students of the
I was impressed by so many people today, both on my team and students at the school. Painting can be tedious work, but the members of La Bodega team didn’t complain one time! The guys were fantastic! I have never met a group of guys that enjoy one another so much. The boys from
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I woke up this morning with a hankering for construction! This was my first time to build a house and I was very excited for a new opportunity. The funds for this house were donated by the
The family of five was so wonderful! The father helped the whole day, and I played with his young daughters at every opportunity available. I LOVED working on the house where I put the floor in and nailed the roof down. I was most blessed though by the opportunity to get to know the girls that were going to live there. I ate lunch with them and braided their hair, and got to know them. At one point, Ibania said that she was “tan emocionada” which means that she’s “so excited!” It was just amazing to be able to do that for her and her family.
After completing the house (in the pouring rain) and making new friends, it was time to go to the blind school! I met a girl named Daniella last year, and she remembered me this year! That really amazed me because without the ability to see, she remembered my voice and touch and that is just incredible. We sat and caught up on the year and she told me the new English words she’d learned and she taught me “Este Es el Dia” (the song “This is the Day”). God is so good to give us the opportunity to have relationships with people like Ibiana and her family and Daniella. Today was such a blessing!
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When everyone returned to the mission house we had dinner. Tonight was my favorite meal we have in
After dinner we had devo. Andy Polk from
After worship we had “Where did you see Jesus?” As usual, Jesus was seen everywhere today. Jesus was seen in the construction crew today while they were working through the rain. Yes, it does rain here, and when it does the temperature drops. These guys, and girls worked hard through the rain. They were tired, wet and very cold. Jesus was also seen in the crew that went to the Bodega to work. Working in the warehouse can be very tedious work. Today was no different, however this group did not complained and worked the whole time. The best part about it was they had a blast doing so. Jesus was seen at the
You guys back home are incredible. Your prayers are much appreciated. Please continue to pray for God’s work here. We love you all and miss you.