March 8, 2014

Cultural Day

Guido 2014 HANDS Team:

Hello Everbody! So Brad so kindly wrote a blog post yesterday, but apparently it did not get published. So here it is now:

"We did more of the same work today such as plastering and moving sand around to where it is needed. Late in the afternoon they guys helped move some sacks of quickrete type stuff. During the day  the grade 9 and 10 classes at the school showed us some cultural dances that were to say not easy for us to do. Tomorrow we will be going up to the mountains to do some whitewater rafting. We're all safe, working on our tans."

So as Brad mentioned, today we went up to the mountains and did some whitewater rafting. We had to get up early, as it was a 2 hour drive, but it was definitely worth it! When we arrived, we ate breakfast from the buffet, before heading out to the top of the river. Boy was that an interesting ride! One of the roads was blocked so we had to back up the truck and trailer down a narrow street. We narrowly missed falling into a ditch! After that adventure, we began our real adventure. The water was perfectly refreshing and the rapids did not disappoint. Nobody fell out, but a few of us may have been pushed out by our guides :P. 

After we got back, we were treated to buffet lunches and coupons for the bar. But don't worry folks, it was all cokes for us. We then hung around and tanned (or maybe burned....) by the pool. We also enjoyed some ping-pong and pool. We were back at the ministry centre a few minutes after 6. We ate supper, showered, and played with some of the local kids. 

P.S. Today was extra special because it was Brad's Birthday! :)

Here are some pictures of our trip so far. We are having lots of fun!



Gord & Esther
Mar 8, 2014 at 8:27 pm

So glad you're having fun and staying safe! Hope you have a great Sunday!

P.S. Happy Birthday Brad!

Mar 9, 2014 at 12:52 am

Glad to hear you're having fun and working hard. Have a blessed Sunday and enjoy the rest of your trip.

Mar 9, 2014 at 5:05 pm

Keep the picture coming. It is great - being so far away but still staying updated. Have a good Sunday.

John & Sita
Mar 9, 2014 at 7:17 pm

Hi everyone - glad all is going well - thinking of you Greg & Esther - we are back safe

Mar 15, 2014 at 11:48 am

It is good to see that Smithville is still on the map. I am originally from Smithville. I now live in Belize, Central America. Have been here for almost 30 years. Just thought I would give some words of encouragement. God will use these experiences to bring you closer to Him. Hey, maybe some day you might find yourself living your life out for The Lord somewhere foreign.

I am currently doing ministry at Cornerstone Presbyterian High School. We had a group where some of the kids go to Guido. We to had a GREAT time.

God bless.

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