We knew today’s drive would be interesting after last nights heavy downpour. We weren’t disappointed. New streams had been cut out along the road side as well as the occasional stream right across the road! At one point along the way, there typically was some slow moving water flowing under a bridge, but this morning the water was right to the edge of the road and partially covering the road! A group of kids were fishing, one even showed us a pan full of tiny fish he had caught (for lunch???).
At the project site today, we again LAID lots of brick, MOVED lots of brick by wheelbarrow, MIXED lots of daka, and LAUGHED a lot with each other and the locals we are working with. We are having a great time and are blessed by the interactions being made and the progress taking place on the school. The weather has been good - hot! We are thankful for every cloud that passes by! Rianne reminds us that we need to drink at least 8 bottles of water everyday (I think that’s what we agreed on, right??!). One neat animal sighting of the day was a turtle; actually, two turtles! The first one we drove right over top (between the wheels of course), and the second one we came to a screeching halt so we could jump out to take a picture. Ryan is now famous for the joke “Why did the turtle cross the road? To get to the other side!!” Everyone thinks he’s hilarious.
Today we also had the chance at the very end of the afternoon to split into two groups and visit two villages. It is so interesting to see how the locals live and what the family dynamics are like. It is also surprising to learn how much variation there is between villages that can be right next to each other. These families are so dependent on their family, the weather, and the success of the years crop. We thank you again for keeping us in your prayers. We love reading your comments on our blog posts. Pray for us to continue building these strong relationships with the locals we are working with and the children.
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