June 28, 2014

Work Day 1

Georgetown 2014 HANDS Team:

After a delicious breakfast at our hotel we made our way to Conception Presbyterian School, where we met Julio, our on-site mason.  We had seen the project we would be working on the previous day.  Now we began the work of "pouring" a concrete floor in the auditorium of the school on the second floor.  Through the course of the day we hauled thirty-four 100lb bags of cement, 170 buckets of sand, and 15 buckets of gravel up two flights of stairs and into the auditorium.  We mixed the cement with shovels and spades, usually five or six people at once, and soon realized we needed to relieve each other every ten minutes or so.  We dripped buckets of sweat for most of the day; it was some of the hardest work we had ever done, but we finished our job -- much to the amazement of our hosts and ourselves!

Tonight, during out devotions, we discussed loving God with all our heart, mind, soul, and strength.  I was struck by the last part of that verse: loving God with all our strength.  I feel that's what we really did yesterday.


Written by: Wilma Grin


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