January 5, 2013

Saturday Night (Everything's Alright)

Wyoming HANDS Team:

Greetings, fellow earthlings!

We had a productive day of work (yes, we worked on Saturday).  We continued the tasks we've been performing for the past two days - staining doors and door frames, hanging strapping and drywalling, and plastering the stairwell.  Kyle, Nathan, and John got a start on building a partition in Ruth's office.  

We've all been honing our skills at our respective jobs this week.  The girls have become experts at staining.  It's a shame that they're done with the doors.  Bill and Andrew can't think of anything they'd rather be doing this week than plastering.  They've still got their work cut out for them.

A highlight of our day was discovering some more wildlife at the school.  As it turns out, there have been two iguanas living in the wall of the preschool playground.  One of them decided to pop out and greet us today.

We've been blessed with warm weather this week.  Today was especially hot and humid.  It's taken some time, but we've adjusted to the heat.  There's been a rainshower every day we've been here.  Ruth and Mario insist it's supposed to be their dry season.  The rain makes it easier to bear the heat, since it takes away the humidity.

Ruth and Mario have been spoiling us with authentic Belizean meals.  We've all become a fan of hot sauce (some of us smother our food in it).

In all, it's been a fantastic day, although we're ready for a day off.  Tomorrow, we're headed to Altun Ha, a Mayan ruin nearby.  

Until next time!

The HANDS Team

P.S. We've added some more pictures to our Facebook Page!  Check them out!


Jan 5, 2013 at 11:32 pm

Sounds like you guys are doing a great job! Enjoy your day off tomorrow!

tracy Klazinga
Jan 6, 2013 at 6:47 am

looks like evreyone is working hard and having fun. Gods blessings to each one of you.

hannah klazinga
Jan 6, 2013 at 7:03 am

Hi Grandma and Grandpa I hope that you guys are having a great time and are working hard there. Love you!!!!

Jan 6, 2013 at 7:08 am

Glad to hear things are all good there. Keep up the good work, thanks for the continued posted updates. Enjoy your Sunday and God bless....

Ethan Klazinga
Jan 6, 2013 at 7:41 am

hi grandma daddy wants to know if you have sunday soup made. i love you.

Jan 6, 2013 at 8:15 am

You know we are thinking and praying for you enjoy your Sunday .tomorrow is back to work here too

Jan 6, 2013 at 8:23 am

Thanks again for the updates.We continue to pray for your safety and good health. God Bless you as you enjoy a day off today:)

Arnold & Margaret
Jan 6, 2013 at 8:24 am

Always great to hear from you! Sounds like everyone's learning new skills! "God doesn't call the equipped, but equips the called!!" What's the temp in Belize? Here it's -0 C and remember the white stuff that falls from the sky, well, it's happening right now!! May the blessing that you are to others return to you!

Jan 6, 2013 at 8:42 am

Enjoying your blog posts. Keep them coming. Enjoy your visit to a Mayan site. That will be awesome!

Jan 6, 2013 at 9:05 am

Have a gooder!

Jan 6, 2013 at 2:17 pm

Keep up the good work. Glad all is going well. Praying that People will notice Jesus in each of you! (by the way I am still envious :) )

Jan 7, 2013 at 10:03 am

Hope you had an enjoyable day off yesterday and feel well rested for the week ahead. Everyone here is praying for you. We miss you!!

A. & M. H.
Jan 7, 2013 at 10:36 pm

Waiting patiently (impatiently) for your next blog!

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