March 11, 2012

Day Four

Guido HANDS Team:


Today, we actually got up at 6:50! This means that we could make it to breakfast in time, albeit in our pj's :) Breakfast was delicous! We then had muchas tempas to get ready for church, even time for the boys to do their hair and makeup (as Billy says). 

We walked all of five minutes to church, a Christian Reformed one in town. We sat down and sang along with really loud music; the people sang very enthusiastically. It was hard for us to sing (cantata) so we followed along with the lyrics provided. We clapped and swayed with Billy and the others. The women stood as they were prayed for. (We girls stood as well!)

The message was about the stewardship of our bodies as temples of Christ. The minister took time out of his sermon to summarize his points for us so we could understand. We really felt a part of the communion of saints. 

Back at the Ministry Centre, we changed from our classy Sunday attire and had hotdogs and patatas (NOT potatoes) for lunch and then had Spanish lessons with Billy as Mallory and Rachel washed the platos, vasos y forks and knives. 

Then the chicas (girls) went exploring and found the ladder to the roof, where we looked around, came back down, found the chicos (boys) y sunscreen y went back up to enjoy the refreshing breeze and warm sunshine. Then we chilled until devos at 3:00, where we talked about prayer and relationships. 

Tonight, the boys are planning to climb trees and get coconuts. Right now, we're relaxed and hanging out, eating Wine Gums and blogging. 

We also plan to go hang out with Billy!! (for ice cream, with the chicos too).

We're excited to head back to the jobsite tomorrow and make some real progress with three steady days of work! 

We'll include some pictures from the last couple of days: the beach, the market, the ministry, etc. 

Please pray for Thomas as he is just a little under the weather, but we're hoping he'll be alright for tomorrow. It's probably from the beach yesterday. 

Buenos Tardes! 

Love the Chicas


Mar 11, 2012 at 5:31 pm

Glad to hear you guys are having such a good time :) Get better soon Tom!!

Mar 11, 2012 at 5:44 pm

If you had any idea how many times Matt V has gone to the ER you'd probably leave him at home while the rest of you climb trees...

Thanks for updating us everyday, we really appreciate it.

Have a safe evening, everyone!

Mar 11, 2012 at 6:02 pm

Hey chickas and chickos,

Sounds like you are having an awesome time! Hope Tom feels better soon :) Enjoy those coconuts! We look forward every day to your updates and pictures!

Aunt Sandra
Mar 11, 2012 at 6:48 pm

Get better soon Thomas. Glad you are all having fun. Miss ya Josh:)

Peter and Elaine
Mar 11, 2012 at 7:04 pm

Thanks for the daily updates. Belinda remember to stay away from the SCHHHEllFISH and the SALAD. Have a great work week!

Mar 11, 2012 at 8:15 pm

Hey there!!! Sounds like you guys are having an awesome time!! Learning some Spanish too!! Hope you enjoyed your ice cream and the boys are safe! Have a good rest, enjoy work tomorrow, and sleep well! Thanks for the great blog today and for the pictures!! Take lots!

Michelle & Rick
Mar 11, 2012 at 11:13 pm

Can the next blogger make sure tomorrow includes an update on Thomas. And include some pictures of the faces of the team. Looking forward to the next post.

Mike and Emma
Mar 12, 2012 at 12:20 pm

And I was waiting to hear that Evan was the first to get sick.. Hopefully no sunburns either.

It's great reading the blogs. I concur with Michelle; would love to see everyones faces..

Get better Tom.

All the best

Mar 12, 2012 at 5:20 pm

thanks for all the comments: makes the blogging so worth it!

We'll make up a new blog tonight after everyone finishes showering (we got soooo dirty today!!)

Tom's doing much better, just an off-and-on stomachache, but he worked hard all day!

and we'll be sure to get a group picture too :)

Mar 16, 2012 at 12:15 pm

Did you all stay at the Ministry Centre?

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