February 14, 2013

Valentines Day

Hamilton HANDS Team:

Happy Valentines Day to all you love birds out there.  Last night we had our first incident.  After a lovely supper and on our way to our evening group devotion Grace tripped over a step she did not see in the dark and ended up falling on her nose and lip.  Even though her nose and lip look pretty beat up we are thankful to the Lord that she didn't lose any teeth or worse.  In time this will heal and she didn't need any hospital care. 

 Our devotions and sharing time is always uplifting and encouraging as are the worship songs. 

Sleeping here can be a challenge.  Between the loud music from the neighbourhood, the dogs that seem to have to make a conference call late at night and the evening roosters that go until 2 am and the morning roosters that start at 3 am, but sooner or later our sleep need overtakes usf and thankfully we awaken fresh to do our task.  Today was our hottest day so far yet we progressed well in our work. 

Tonight we heard from Rob & Betty Wood, who are with World Renew using the Timothy Training who gave us a look into their work as they support pastors and church leaders in their communities. 

Tomorrow is our going out day so Lord willing we talk again.


Joseph, Petra, Grace Schuurman
Feb 14, 2013 at 9:10 pm

Dear Opa Schuurman:

We are wondering what language the rooster crows in at 3 am? We are stopping over at your house now on our way to Ottawa. We miss you! We hope you have a great trip and we remember you in our prayers. Love Joseph, Petra and Grace

Zantingh Fam.
Feb 15, 2013 at 8:39 am

Mom/Grandma - OUCH!!! We're sorry to hear you got hurt! We'll pray that you heal quickly and that it won't bother you TOO much!

Thanks so much for the updates! We've been enjoying following your day to day activities.

Nagtegaal Family
Feb 15, 2013 at 1:24 pm

Mom/Grandma we are praying that you heal quickly and the no one else has anymore injuries. We look each night for the latest update. Praying for strength for everyone as you continue your work, especially in the heat.

Feb 15, 2013 at 1:35 pm

Definitely know what you mean concerning the roosters, dogs and loud music. Hope Grace heals up soon. I was at Colegio Cristiano La Esperanza in February 2012 and was part of the Drayton Team who built the support columns for the second floor of the new addition. Have a great time & stay safe.

Feb 16, 2013 at 3:00 pm

Hello Hamilton Hands team...enjoying your blog but looking for some pictures to see what you are all doing there in the DR..I too was at this school Feb 2011 helping on the left side of the building...enjoy the teachers and students...and be sure to give the kitchen ladies a hug from me...doesn't matter that they don't remember each and everyone of us..they just deserve lots of hugs for the great gift of cooking they do for you...

Hank & Harmina
Feb 16, 2013 at 8:58 pm

Wishing you the Lord's blessings in your work. Glad to hear that you are doing okay Grace - just injured pride maybe!?!? Can't wait to see pictures etc. when you get back.

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