May 5, 2016

Rob - The Silent Killer

Chilliwack HANDS Team:

Firstly, I would like to start by wishing everyone a happy Ascension Day! As another day finishes, we are all starting to really bond as a group. Currently, everyone is in groups playing cards while Willy watches a movie on his phone. Rob (nicknamed "The Silent Killer") is dominating as Dutch Blitz.

Today was our final day at the job site before we have the next three days to learn about and explore more of Nicaragua. The goal for today was to complete the concrete in the main room of the preschool. Unfortunately, the cement mixer wouldn't work and we had to start mixing it by hand. Lester wanted a mechanic to fix the mixer, but we had to settle for the next best thing - so we asked Willy! Thankfully, by lunch  time Willy had it working and from then on it was non-stop concrete pouring. We completed out goal for the day!

Rob was not only a silent killer at cards, but he's been a beast on the job site. Special props go out to Rob for consistently getting the dirtiest of us all!

Today was a very good day for connecting with some of the locals. We spent time talking with the local crew that we are working with and talking with Lester and Nilda, our translators. We are learning that it's the process that is most important, not the project. In light of that, we have been making an effort to build relationships with the construction crew and the neighbours. We have been blessed to get to know them and to see God's hand at work in this city.

Tomorrow will be our learning day as we visit the local school and learn about the work that is being done throughout Nicaragua. We would like to thank everyone for your prayers and look we forward to the rest of the trip.

Our area of work that is now filled with concrete

Mixing the concrete

Mike and I clearly working hard

Rob - The Silent Killer

Some of the ladies preparing steel beams to be painted

The cement floor is finally poured!


Karla-Maria Ponce
May 6, 2016 at 9:25 am

Great work, Chilliwack! Looks like the project is coming along nicely. Continue to enjoy the process of working with the locals on the site.

I'm glad that your team is starting to form bonds within your group and with the Nicaraguans. We will continue to pray for the team! Thanks for the update.

May 6, 2016 at 9:42 am

Hey Willy are you working for the city? Every picture I've seen of you, you're either having coffee or yacking. Bryce, we're still waiting for the goat story. Glad to hear you guys are having a good time and bonding well as a group.

May 6, 2016 at 8:21 pm

To explain the title of 10 goats, 2 dogs l, and an uncle Willy ... One night at dinner myself Don and Mike were discussing a dowry and what it would cost to marry Nikita. According to Don the price is 10 goats and 2 dogs l! And I said I would chip in an uncle Willy because everyone needs an uncle willy

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