February 9, 2016

Tuesday evening

Slotegraaf 2016 HANDS Team:

After checking our blog and seeing that nobody had commented on our first post, we decided there was no rush to post a second, since we figured nobody back home was interested in what we were up to.  Then we realized that we are not quite as good technologically as we are with a parging trowel or a set of Belizian electrical engineering drawings (see picture).  We hadn't published the first post.  So, tonight you get two!

Day 4-  The day began with the students singing the national anthem while lined up in front of the school to start their day (see picture).  Mike and Josh, with Swayze and Robert (not Leegstra) and supervised by Pastor Betson, worked on running wires in the second half of the second floor, trying to decipher the set of plans they were given.  The rest of the crew worked on the parging up on the roof.  There were no rain clouds today to wash away our work, so the day ended productively.  While waiting for Pastor Betson to pick us up, a soccer match broke out between the Cobras and the Belizian Junior national team.  Final score: Cobras 2-Belize 1. (see photo)

Day 5- Everybody tackled the same tasks as yesterday, but today Mike and Josh didn't have a set of plans to work from, since the first half of the second floor was a separate, older phase of the building, and the drawings were not to be found.  They spent the day mapping out the conduit, and planning the circuitry.  The crew upstairs completed the parging for today, and a good portion of tomorrow's as well, so we will find some more areas to parge, or come up with another list of tasks.


EduDeo Staff
Feb 10, 2016 at 9:31 am

Wow, glad to see that there is finally wiring going into all the conduit we laid and covered with cement a few years back. A team I lead a few years back finished up putting the conduit in the second floor ceiling and then had a pumper truck to cover it all up. If there's any mistakes it's all Pastor B's fault. We followed his plans. God has provided in many wonderful ways for this school since that time. Thanks for all your work and the support you've given to this school over the years!

Feb 10, 2016 at 7:47 pm

Way to go Slotergraaf! May God bless you in Belize as you help others so they may have the same opportunity as we do. Hope everything is going as planned now! I like the two soccer pictures. (Probably because I play and like soccer.)

Cathy (Mike's mom)
Feb 12, 2016 at 11:37 am

Great to see you in action, both at work and play! Glad Cobras still have the winning touch--way to stop 'em, Mike! Our prayers are with the team for another good day today and God's safekeeping in your travels tomorrow!

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