January 27, 2014

Day 7: more work

Kitchener HANDS Team:

Today we started the day going to breakfast.  We shared the meal with the group from Iowa that has been in Haiti and will be flying home tomorrow.  We waited a while for Daniel to come with the yellow van.  There was some traffic in the way to the school.  Our day was very productive filling the bond beam molds. 

The Dominican workers are having trouble keeping up with the speed we go.  That is a good sign of our diligence.  The group from Iowa came to the school to visit for a moment.  For lunch we had some beef, potato salad and rice with lentils.  For a snack at about 2 we had some huge mandarins and some bananas.  We came back to the ministry center and relaxed for a while before having dinner with the other group. 

The devotions were about John chapter 16.  We had a thoughtful discussion about receiving whatever we ask in Jesus name.  Minnie had a quote from the book The Happening: “My faith in God goes much deeper than what I can comprehend with my mind.  If I understood everything, I would not need to have faith.  It may never become clear to me why God allowed this tragedy, but one thing I do know—God has a plan for all of us.”  Some of us played a game of Five Crowns before going to bed which was won by Pete Douwes.

Comments:

Sherry
Jan 28, 2014 at 9:59 am

It's nice to read your updates and keep up with what is happening there. My husband and I are part of the team that will follow you. We have access to a skill saw and wonder if that would be helpful at all. We don't mind bringing some hand tools if they will be helpful. Let me know please!

May you be blessed as you continue to be a blessing there!

Herman
Jan 28, 2014 at 11:45 am

Thanks for the excellent detailed and interesting daily reports. they're very informative.

I would have loved to be there for the horseback riding and white water rafting. What a great and challenging way to spend the weekend. Glad I'm not there though, to experience the 30+ degree heat. That would have probably resulted in a visit to one of the local hospitals.

Hope and pray that the rest of the week will go well and that you will all have a safe return trip home.

Herman

Sharon
Jan 28, 2014 at 12:20 pm

Looks and sounds like you are having a great experience:)

xox mom

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