Today was another very warm but productive day!
Our teammate was still not feeling well this morning, so she and one of our other teammates stayed behind at the hotel so that she could recuperate.
Our main projects at the preschool were to dig a six-foot deep hole for a septic tank, finish laying rebar for the foundation of the classroom, and pouring cement. Digging the hole was very difficult, as the ground was very rocky and full of clay, but the women did a great job digging and working together. Erica was a big help; she broke up tons of rocks with the pickaxe! We also got help from two local boys: the son of the carpenter and project leader, and the son of the preschool teacher. With their help and a lot of shoveling, we managed to get 2-3 feet deep. Hopefully we'll finish the hole tomorrow!
The rest of the team worked on the rebar and got all of it laid in the morning. They finished just in time for our lunch of traditional garnachos! In the afternoon, the local men brought a cement mixer. Some of us filled buckets with sand and rocks, some carried the cement over to the foundations with wheelbarrows and poured it in, and some of us continued to work on the septic tank hole.
At 3:00, a man selling homemade snow cones on a bicycle drove by, and a very generous teammate offered to buy cones for our team and the men helping us! They were so good!
When we got back from working, we learned that our sick teammate was feeling much better! Thank you for your prayers!
We were blessed with another great supper of rice, pork, and veggies made by our hosts from the church. Afterwards, several of us went on a walk along the ocean. Corozal is a beautiful town, and we are all so thankful to be here! Please pray that we will continue to be healthy and safe, and that we will be able to work hard and finish the projects that we have planned!
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