I realize that my blog writing is a bit like a timeline and not so much like a journal, and for that I am sincerely sorry.  The days are long and by the time I get the opportunity to write, I am ready to drop. (Yes, I am old.)
Our Wednesday began with a bang.  Literally, just after midnight last night, there was a storm that blew through and the thunder was so loud it rattled the windows.  Power was out, which didn’t technically matter at that time of the night except for the air conditioning.  The storm lasted for at least an hour and then died down. The locals tell us that that was unusual for there to be that much thunder and lightening.  Made for an interesting night.  Power was back on in no time at all.
Breakfast had an interesting twist with French fries along with our cereal and eggs. Off to the Agape School for more construction.  Our team has such a great work ethic the head of the construction crew asked specifically that our team work with him to get the wall poured. So as a team, we mixed 3 batched of concrete and made a bucket brigade to hand it up to the workers to pour into their forms. Then we had to dig dirt and rocks and fill in behind the wall that was poured two days ago as well as dig to prepare for a new section that might be ready to be poured on Friday.  This team worked well and got lots accomplished.  Bong, the construction head, is impressed and so am I.  I am so proud of how well they worked together and at their attitudes in the midst of high heat and humidity.  They literally rocked it today!!
This afternoon we looked at Psalm 119 and the treasure that is ours in the Word of God.  We challenged each other to ask God to give us the same desire for God’s Word as David had when he said “Your instructions are more valuable to me than millions in gold and silver.” And later he talked about desiring the Word more than food.  What a great reminder that we need to continue to ask the Lord for a growing desire for Him.
Our feeding sight was another great experience. The children laughed at the puppets, danced with the songs, and loved the balloon swords.  It is so hard to cut them off when you know it is something so inexpensive that is bringing such pleasure.  One little girl broke our hearts as she looked very frail and said her tummy hurt so she couldn’t eat.  We have no idea what was wrong, but it was very hard to see.  All we could do was comfort her and pray for her.
Well, the battery is almost gone on this computer and there is only one outlet to plug it in across the room.  Hope your day is great!

Jared digs

Jared digs


The space we have to work in

The space we have to work in


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That pile is almost gone!

That pile is almost gone!


bucket brigade

bucket brigade


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Steven tells the story of the greatest gift ever given

Steven tells the story of the greatest gift ever given


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Karli's friend

Karli’s friend


Feeding site

Feeding site


Another gorgeous sunset

Another gorgeous sunset