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January 19, 2010

It was an amazing first day in the village. We were up bright and early — at 5 AM and prepared to construst 5 homes. After a stimulating drive to the village, we carried our supplies down a fairly vertical incline. All of us did make it, and we were greeted by some very friendly Guatemalans. The children were so adorable and such excitement in their eyes as they watched us begin our service. We were split into 5 groups and started with instructions on how to construct the homes and began putting studs together and with pure faith and blissful ignorance. All 5 houses soon had the 4 walls up and together. At noon, we took a break and were blessed we a traditional Guatemalan meal of rice, beans, and corn tortillas for lunch. It was delicious. From there, we dry walled the interior of the home and put cement board on the exterior. Interacting with the people from the village was such a blessing to us all. We are really looking forward to seeing them again tomorrow. They love to help and be involved in the process in any way they can. The candy is a highlight too. We made it back to the base safely at about 6 PM. We had a wonderful meal and an amazing time of devotions, praising our Lord together and challenging each other to grow in Christ. We are so thankful for your prayers. We will be up again at 5 AM tomorrow and return to further complete the home. But more on that tomorrow.

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  1. Team blog permalink
    January 20, 2010 7:01 pm

    We are starting to get our days confused now. Today (Wednesday) we were up again at the wonderful hour of 5AM. Supplies were loaded, breakfast consumed, and we were ready to go by 6 AM. Before departure, we offered a Guatemalan style prayer. That is when we all pray aloud at the same time. We know that God can sort it out. We also pray like this everytime we are going to travel. We need God’s protection! God is so faithful! We were able to complete the sanding, put on a 2nd coat of mud, sand again so that the inside of the homes are now ready for a coat of paint tomorrow. We worked together as an entire team to stucco the outsides of the homes after that. We then added a porch roof that will come in very handy during the rainy season here. The families were all very happy with the progress and are eager to move into their new homes. We had a lot of time to interact with the children of the village today. THey loved to play games such as “keep away”. The girls got their fingernails painted and they were all so eager to learn English. We taught them the song “God is Good” and Halleu/Praise Ye the Lord” They also learned how to say Hello and Good bye and how to count to 10. They were so proud. We arrived home at 5:30 and are now preparing to bring gifts to the family as well as dedicate the home to them tomorrow. Pray for health on our team. One of our members is not feeling well. She is having altitude sickness and hopes to be well as soon! Blessings until tomorrow.

  2. Team blog permalink
    January 20, 2010 7:06 pm

    We wanted to share one God story from today. After stuccoing 3 homes, it looked as though we were going to run short of the material. We still had 2 homes to go. Well, after finishing all 5 homes, we had a whole wheelbarrow of stucco left. We felt like it was the feeding of the 5000. Praise God. He always provides!

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