Our friendly neighborhood entrepreneur, the rice maker, proudly woke us all up at 4:15 a.m. as he fired up his equipment for another day’s production in the factory! Not everyone woke up then, but shortly afterwards, everyone was up for a big day of activity and work.
Breakfast included a wonderful serving of oatmeal and juices. We then had our morning Devotions with the children and staff and began our work day.
|Friday morning devotions|
|Up and coming Pastor Jofky|
The boys loaded up all the premade trusses and headed up the hill to the waiting church site. After many trips in a rented vehicle, all the product was delivered.
|Load up wood to head for the church|
|Enroute to the church|
|Now unload and transport it up hill|
|Adonna moving wood so Karen can drive in|
By the end of the day, 4 of the 7 trusses had been put in place and were standing proudly atop of the church walls. Bob and the team worked for most of the day battling not only unlevel surfaces, but 56 degree temperatures, as well (yes-that is 133 degrees Fahrenheit!!!) Plenty of water and fluids drunk throughout the day and well deserved-cold showers taken upon return. Now more than half way through the project and Karen and the team couldn’t be happier or prouder of their progress to date. All were grateful for the help of Mariah, who translated with the local men who were on hand to help.
|Moving ahead nicely|
|Time to head home to shower|
|The guys dirty legs – not leggings|
|Temperature where men were working today|
Throughout the day, the girls continued to re-organize the children’s quarters and Maddy and Robyn took the opportunity to “chill” with the children and share in their day, exchanging stories and smiles. Aldonna and Carolyn went into St. Marc with Karen to do the weekly grocery shop: it is always fascinating to leave the compound and absorb the locals sights and sounds, and to hear the many, many captivating stories she has to share.
|Piggyback riding at the best|
Dinner served early, again a wonderful chicken dish, as all the team feeling weary and ready for an early night.
~Steve and Adonna