March 13, 2012

Day Six

Guido HANDS Team:

Thomas and Willem here. Today was a ridiculously incredible day. We woke up a tad drowsy but quickly our weary spirits were lifted when we started experimenting with Fire. We enjoyed a quick serving of deepfried eggs and a fresh, oh so fresh serving of mangoes. It was a experience that happened, (ohh yes it did). 

We were then transported to the worksite. The day was full of hard work and burning sun, and lack of sunscreen. We, as a team had a member recieve a massive ear blister, and this person would rather they didn't have it. The day was rather progressive, we finished the towers of Re-bar. Then Matt V took a heroic tumble off the roof. His reason for falling was his competive drive to complete the school and to capture a smile. He will be fine. However earlier in the week Rachel also fell off her chair, in the middle of a food court (which happened to be quite busy), we and the Dominican population were brought together by the power of laughter. Thankyou Rachel young grasshopper. She fell for no reason, unlike Matt.

We ended the day by ending it. Some of us caught the scenery up on the rooftop while eating a marmalade sandwich. Some of the males went to get some soda pops. We also were delighted that we could eat supper at a appropriate time, and place. We did other things and activities and stuff that we have already mentioned. K-lo-k, Canada. I like to give a shout out to Lennart Devisser. Untill the next time we post a blog on the edudeo website, 

Willem and Tom



Mar 13, 2012 at 8:16 pm

you guys rock my socks right off my feet. thank-you for the immense embarrassment :)

Mar 13, 2012 at 8:23 pm

Great to hear the updates and progress you are making! We are the group after you and I'm wondering if there are any tools we have to bring and what kind of work you think we'll be doing. Is there a guitar at the center or do we need to bring one? Thanks and have a great time!!

Michelle & Rick
Mar 13, 2012 at 8:43 pm

Good to see pictures of the Smeding boys. Josh you can touch the cute kids. Miss you!

Mar 13, 2012 at 9:10 pm

Every person in every picture is smiling!! Thats a great thing to see! Enjoy your last day of work tomorrow, make it count! Rest well, don't forget sunscreen, and stay hydrated.... Look forward to tomorrow's blog :-)

Mar 13, 2012 at 9:16 pm

Just love reading the blog everyday. Good job guys.

Mar 13, 2012 at 9:34 pm

I hope Matt V is OK! Ah, yes, That would be Rachel. Can't wait to hear the story :). The pictures are awesome- I too love all the smiles :D.

Mar 13, 2012 at 10:31 pm

Sure hope you're OK Matt. (Can't say we're real surprised about that tumble of yours, but please don't do it again)

Thanks for the pictures and updates, we look forward to it everyday. Hope you all have a fun and safe day tomorrow!

Mar 13, 2012 at 11:25 pm

Hey guys and gals

Enjoying your journey in the DR - we were there a year ago working on the other side...totally getting your experience there. Be nice to Billy, eh? He's one of our friends :) And tell Billy to be nice to you guys..LOL Seriously -good to see your progress and the wonderful time you are having doing God's work. Blessings on your trip home - you will have a lot to think about.

Mike and Emma
Mar 14, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Love the pic's. Evan, where is your ice-cream?:(

One more day and your home..Yea! Looking forward to having you come home.

Love yeah, and miss yeah

Mar 14, 2012 at 10:13 pm

Hello all!


We are borrowing a guitar, so you might be able to as well. Singing a capella also sounds great if you can't secure one! We didn't bring any tools. The ones we have at the site aren't the best, so if you want to bring your own hammers, that would be a good idea. We are making do just fine though! If you see the "Day Seven" blog post, you can see pictures of what we did, and I guess that you will be either bringing the rebar up and mixing/pouring concrete, or doing the same things we did on the other side of the building-in-progress.

thanks again to all of you for reading so faithfully!

God bless.

Nathan and Kim
Mar 15, 2012 at 10:00 am

What a great opportunity and experience! May the Lord continue to bless your trip as you serve and are served by brothers in sisters in Christ. Enjoy the fellowship of believers. Thanks for sharing the pictures, it's great to see how things are going. Blessings.

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