March 11, 2014

Day 6

Guido 2014 HANDS Team:


Just a quick update for today. We went to work again, and carried sand and gravel. We did it a little bit differently today - Instead of taking all the buckets up the stairs, we used a "pulley" system, where we hooked our pails onto the end of a metal rod, and one of the local workers, Niko, stood on the other side of the railing upstairs and lifted them over to us. It was definitely an easier for us, though I am not so sure about Niko. All the locals are extremely hard workers, and we just try our best to help them and keep up with them. 

Tomorrow will be our last day of work, and will only be a half day, as we plan to see some of the neighbourhood where the students live, and also see some of the other schools that are run by COCREF.

We are all doing well, and having lots of fun. Hope everybody at home is doing well, your continued thoughts and prayers are certainly appreciated. See you in a few days!




Auntie Di
Mar 11, 2014 at 7:22 pm

Hello Kyla....glad to hear about the adventures you are having and the work you are doing. Stay safe and enjoy the remaining time you have in the D.R. May Your memories lead you in a positive way. love auntie di

Mrs. V
Mar 11, 2014 at 7:31 pm

Thanks so much for sharing your experiences so that we can be with you in thought and prayers. Your enthusiasm and those beautiful smiles which radiate through the pictures, can only be adding beauty to the lives of every person whose path you cross. May the Lord bless your work and your experiences in the D. R.

Mrs. V

Opa VanLuik and Grandma
Mar 11, 2014 at 8:13 pm

Thanks for your blog and pictures. We are happy you all enjoy yourself. Keep up the good work We wish you all the Lords blessing and a good trip home. We hope to see you and hear your stories Jodi

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