February 20, 2013

Day 3

Fenwick HANDS Team:

Our Help, Our Guide, Our Life, Our Friend, Our Rock, Our sure foundation. Not even these list of names can begin to describe how awesome Our God is. Today we have definitely needed God as our Help and our Guide. It was a day of hard work at Redeemer Presbyterian.

We had the opportunity today to pour the foundation of the outhouse – however, pouring foundation here is a bit more difficult then you might think. The rebars had to be bent/tied together by hand, the concrete had to be mixed with shovels and the truck load of cement blocks had to be unloaded one by one. It’s amazing how much we take for granted simple things like cement trucks and tow motors. We also were taught how to parge (throwing cement against the wall to seal it) today. It’s amazing how throwing cement against a wall can end up looking so good. It’s also a good thing that Sien and Veniceo didn’t count on us to do this job as it takes quite some talent to throw the cement. Sien has been practicing since he was 12 years old.

Today about 14 kids came out to vacation bible school in the afternoon. It was really neat to be working outside and hearing the kids singing and laughing having a good time. They had the opportunity to learn about Jesus as their good Shepherd and learning how He will never leave us. As a child of God, you confidently put your hope in the fact that God is who He says He is, and that He will prove Himself to be exactly that.

We are very thankful for the people here in Belize. The members of the church have been taking turns cooking our meals and providing us with snacks. We are so grateful that they are taking the time to do this for us as we serve them here at the school. 

 

Comments:

Hilda
Feb 20, 2013 at 10:54 pm

So glad to see that everything is going well, as for moving blocks..:):)..can't say I am missing that part of working...but being with the kids makes me just a tad jealous.:(:(.Looks like the kids have taken to all of you already..so cute to see..Prayers for all of you are going up each and every day..and we do hope you are feeling that even though you are so far away from us...continue to stay healthy..happy and content with everything that comes your way while you are there..hugs and blessings..Hans and Hilda

Hilda
Feb 20, 2013 at 10:57 pm

oops forgot to tell Anita and Devon that they look like they know what they are doing with the parging job..see those gloves are getting a good workout as well:):) enjoy a good nights rest everyone...Hilda

Ismael Lopez
Feb 20, 2013 at 11:51 pm

Wonderful! Amazing! God is good, All the time! God is blessing Redeemer Presbyterian School through you all. Your help and efforts are a blessing. Kids are really enjoying your visit.

nelly
Feb 21, 2013 at 6:52 am

I see you, Elizabeth, consulting with the construction guys! And you would know all about parging! Good pictures

Irene
Feb 21, 2013 at 7:28 am

Awesome! I love following the blog and seeing all the pictures. It feels like I am back in San Narcisio and in the classroom. Please say hi to them, especially Leydi, from me. It looks like you are getting so much work completed already. The walls look great! May God continue to provide you with strength and rest.

Melissa
Feb 21, 2013 at 8:54 am

Awesome pictures!! So thankful for blogs so that family and friends can stay connected even though so far away!! Jack and Logan say hi Grandma & Grandpa!! xo

Diana De Vries
Feb 21, 2013 at 9:18 am

I look forward every morning to your blog.. love the pictures..our prayers are with you daily and continue blessings on the work you are doing,..

Evert and Nellie
Feb 21, 2013 at 2:23 pm

Hi Team

Looks like we have been there and done that. So glad I have been on a team and can appreciate the heavy work you are doing. Unloading blocks and mixing cement "Evert's work" was also the work we experienced 4 years ago. May God give you endurance to work and complete what He has in store for you. His love and ours surrounds you. Enjoy the time with the kids , love the pictures. Nice to see our own kids at work, most of the time it is over a cup of coffee. Prayers are with you.

Bernie
Feb 21, 2013 at 4:30 pm

Wow, good work everyone.....my back is getting sore just looking at the pictures :)

I am glad you guys have work to do, I know it was a concern before you left.

Take care of yourselves and may God bless your time in Belize and specifically with the community of San Narsico.

Tim
EduDeo Staff
Feb 21, 2013 at 7:58 pm

Awesome picture! Thanks for sharing.

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