March 24, 2015

Day 4 - by Ashley

Nanaimo 2015 HANDS Team:

Today was another long morning of pouring and mixing cement. We started working at 8 again, by then it was already super warm. We joked about praying for clouds, and we were thankful that God gave us some cloud cover throughout our work. The kids have caught onto our names and will wave to us through the windows while saying our names, even if they are in class. We were able to play tag with some of the kids during their recess; they always have lots of energy! They love to play this one game that is kind of like tag but everyone is it and instead of tagging each other you tickle the other person.

After we finished mixing and pouring 6 bags of cement, we were able to have lunch and 1/12 hour power shower before embarking on an adventure. We all piled into our 15 seat van (which is so warm you can taste the sweat in the air) and drove to the nearby high school. After visiting some classrooms we talked with the principal who had some interesting stories for us to hear. After visiting the high school, we visited another elementary school a little further on. The kids there were so excited to see us; they came to the classroom doors and waved at us as we went down the hallway. The grade 1 and 2 classes even sang a song to us that they had been practicing. They were let out for afternoon recess and we were able to meet them and play tag (Which they call ‘catch catch’) and soccer with them. They were quite fascinated with the cameras we had, one of the little boys even took a group photo for us, and it turned out pretty amazing. After we said our goodbyes we hopped into the van once again and drove to the sea. We were able to spend a long time in the beautiful ocean, it was the perfect temperature, and felt wonderful. Once we came back to where we are staying we had a lovely dinner and are just resting after our long day.


Mar 25, 2015 at 12:06 am

Nice write up Ashley - praying that all continues to go well and that you can all handle the heat. blessings

Mar 25, 2015 at 1:34 am

sounds so nice Ashley. It is so awesome reading about Every ones adventures.

Mar 25, 2015 at 1:43 am

You paint an amazing picture with your words - fun, work, and more fun with God providing all that you need when you need it. :-)

Mar 25, 2015 at 11:42 am

I look forward to reading about your day there. Sounds like all is going well. Hope you all can manage the heat better with each day. Continuing to pray for you all :)

Mar 25, 2015 at 1:07 pm

Sounds like you're working very hard. It's great to hear how much the children are enjoying your company and making you all feel at home there.

Mar 27, 2015 at 10:41 pm

Hi Ashley. It's great to hear what you are up to. Thanks for the write up. I will share it with Wayne and Brenna. Have a wonderful time.

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