Today was our second work day in Choluteca. Diane and I started the day again with a Ladies’ Bible class. We moved the pews out on the front porch of the church and before we got started we had a good size crowd of children.
|beans for breakfast! They are good!!|
I spent some time teaching them some American Bible songs. They seemed to really enjoy doing songs that had hand motions. I taught them “God made the big, big sun”. I sang “Jesus loves me” with hand motions and they sang it in Spanish. I joked that I was Diane’s warm up act!
|He was cutting teeth and enjoyed chewing on my camera! How do you like my Zumba scarf???|
A group was finishing up the preacher’s house (which is right beside the church), so Diane was competing with the chainsaw and hammer sounds. She continue speaking about “raising your child & planting the seed”. At the end of the lesson, she gave each of them a packet of sunflower seeds and some nail belts that we found in the warehouse. These had been used in a VBS because someone had written “Growing God’s Garden” on them.
After our lesson, Diane and I finished nailing up one of the last walls, hauling in wood and picking up scraps around the property. Both house teams were getting close to being finished by around 4:00 pm. We accomplished so much today. Not only did we finish these houses, but we were able to put in a sky light in each house.
|These little guys enjoyed helping us. They moved rocks that weighed almost as much as they did.|
We also were able to make a nice flower bed that was edged with large rocks and some of the men got a great start on a latrine for the preacher and his family. We ended the day with a dedication and prayer at both houses. There were few dry eyes! Tomorrow is the last day to work in Choluteca. I love how we have been able to work with the local congregation, get to know the people there and show them the love of Christ!!!
|This is Steve Johnson from Bell Shoals Church of Christ dedicating the house and presenting a plaque to the family.|
PS: Our medical team saw 600 patients in 2 days!!!