OBI 7/9 The back wall almost finished
Tuesday of our last week here and we began with construction on the final section of the back wall at the Agape School. We have now got this down to a well oiled machine – mixing concrete by hand, then bucketing it back to the guys who pour it into the form and handing the empty buckets back. Today, with 71/2 mixes of concrete, we poured the bottom half of the final section of the back wall that we have worked the last two weeks on. We hope to be the team that gets to pour the top and final part of that wall on Thurs or Fri. Not necessarily because we love the hard, blister causing, sweat drenching work, but because we love being part of the progress. We have enjoyed knowing that because of our hard work, the children will have more rooms to have their school and through this school also know more about the true God and His Son Jesus.
It has become our habit to just walk straight into the ocean after construction because we are drenched with sweat anyway and also covered in dirt and concrete. Almost all of us were in there today and boy does it feel amazing!!
After lunch we relaxed a bit in the ocean, some napped or did their quiet time. Then it was off to our feeding site. Today it was the very close one on the make-shift basketball court with Auti Candy. This is the second time we have been to this same site and we loved asking the children if they remembered our names. They got each and every one of them correct-amazing! We sang songs, did our program (they sang along and laughed even though they had seen it before) then we played duck, duck, goose with them. We handed out glow in the dark bracelets and cross necklaces just before they washed up, got their vitamins, and filled their bowls with the food that was prepared by the church. Alec cleaned some more sores and we played until it got dark and we needed to go up to supper. The children here are so loveable and it is so exciting to be a part of the program that not only meets their physical need but also their spiritual as well.
After yet another absolutely amazing sunset view from the Vista, and a delicious meal prepared by Eileen, we returned to our Tree House Resort where we sat together and discussed how to be “intentional” in our relationships at home. How do we share our faith and live on mission. We had a great discussion and shared from the Word, challenging all of us to GO into all the world – our corner of the world specifically.
Now off to bed…moving day tomorrow.