4:00 am- We are awakened to the sound of drums, chanting and roosters.
6:00 am- We awake for the day (again to the sound of roosters). Boys take ninja style showers in less than two minutes
7:30- Devotions with kids, praise and Ti-Luc dancing. Awesome start to the morning!
9:00- Tour of school and compound. Played an amazing game with Tifi. Brooks and David had a pda moment (holding hands while standing in a circle with Tifi.)
10:30-Go to recess with kids. Brooks denied soccer privileges from 10 year olds.
11:30- Ride in back of truck to Luckner’s (Karen’s right hand man) store for water.
12:00- Delicious rice and beans for lunch.
12:30- Paint time! The school is now blue and so are David’s…pants. Julie and Sara were epic paint trimmers. Jake and Brooks knocked out the ceiling.
|Workteam started work on the school|
|Starting to look better already|
12:31-4:00- Brooks complains of defective paint brush, how he can’t paint and more paint on the floor than the roof.
2:00- Luggage from yesterday finally arrives with one bag missing. 🙁
2:30- Brooks prepares for “the games” by carrying large waters bottles on his shoulders.
4:30- Walked the canal with the sweet kids, staff and Karen. This country is beautiful!!
|Family, workteam, visitor walk along the canal|
5:30- Jake, Jen and Brooks were dominated by 10 year olds in a mean game of soccer.
6:30- Ate and played with Ti-Luc.
|Older kids eating late after afternoon tutoring|
|Sandra writing in Leica’s homework. She holds the pencil better than other kids.|
7:00-Showers and relax time (nothing like bunny and crocodile tan lines from dried paint on skin all day).
9:30- Settling down to the sound of Brooks, David and Julie singing ‘I can only imagine’. Brooks and David hitting high notes. Great end to our day!!
~Sara and Jen and Julie