January 4, 2013

It's Friday

Wyoming HANDS Team:

Greetings from Belize!

We had another day of work today.  Our day started out the same as yesterday.  We ate breakfast at Mario and Ruth's home, then we were off to the school for the day.  

The girls were in charge of sanding and staining doors for the classroom upstairs.  Rev. Hoogland and Andrew continued plastering the staircase, Craig and John were installing strapping on the classroom ceiling, and Kyle and Nathan were working all over the school.

We came across a teacher today whose classroom was in need of some repairs.  For some time, there have been owls living in the bell tower above the classroom.  Every morning she goes to school early to clean up her floor from the mess that the owls have left.  When we heard about it, we decided that something needed to be done about the problem.  Since Kyle and Nathan were waiting for supplies to arrive for their task, they took it upon themselves to help the teacher by installing a proper cover for the bell tower access hole.  To help you understand, we'll post some pictures on our Facebook page later on.  

I shared this because it gives an example of some of the conditions the teachers have to deal with at New Life Christian School.  They're in charge of their own classrooms; there is no custodian to clean up the rooms or fix problems that come up with the school.  They're thankful that teams can come to help keep up the school as needed.

After work, we came back to the hotel and did some unwinding.  We spent some time in devotions together and had dinner.  We're quite comfortable around each other, and this is helping us to strengthen relationships with each other on this trip.

Once again, we're thankful for the prayers and support you've all given us, and will be getting in touch with you tomorrow.

Have a great night!



Jan 4, 2013 at 11:20 pm

Thanks again for the updates. We really appreciate them.Glad that you all can help out so much:)

Jan 5, 2013 at 3:13 am

Sounds like you had a productive day.

Your hosts sound wonderful!

Looking forward to hearing about your day tomorrow.

Jan 5, 2013 at 7:44 am

Well, keep up the great work. You sound like a very energetic group that god has lead there!

Jan 5, 2013 at 10:00 am

keep up the good work. Godd bless you and keep you safe

Doug K
Jan 5, 2013 at 5:18 pm

Sounds like you are staying very busy. Love the updates and keep up the good work. May God richly bless you and those you are around. We will keep you in our prayers.

Jan 5, 2013 at 7:31 pm

Great to hear how things are going, as well as how your relationships are growing. We will continue to pray for you as well as for the community you are working in. God Bless!

Tracy :)
Jan 6, 2013 at 7:30 am

Praying for continued energy and for your relationships to grow even stronger, both with each other and the people that you are helping. Thanks for the updates - God Bless each of you!!

Jan 9, 2013 at 8:37 pm

Keep up the good work!! We hope and pray that God will continue to bless you in all you do.

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