Today started out a little rough. We had to be up by 5:40 to have breakfast at 6 and leave by 6:30 because the place we were working at was a 2 hour bus ride away. The church was in a small town of about 900 people that we had put a roof on during our trip 2 years ago. It is so remote that everyone speaks Mayan as their primary language. It was amazing to see the progress God had brought about during that time. They had put a second story on the 4 rooms we had worked on, and had added another 4 with a second story above those. We were mixing concrete and hauling buckets up to the second floor so that they could pour a support base for the eventual roof. Kyle sprained/broke (we’re not sure which yet) his pinkie when we were trying to separate the buckets that were stuck together with old concrete, but he splinted it up and powered through. Our students were all amazing because this was definitely a lot harder than the first day. Everyone did what they were asked to do without complaining and stepped up to take up any slack when someone had to take a break.
After the ride home, quick showers and group devotions, we headed back to the church downtown where we did VBS the previous day. all of our students interacted well with the children even though most of our kids don’t know much Spanish. After dinner, we headed downtown to relax a bit and have some ice cream.
It has been good seeing our group come together and really stretch themselves physically, relationally, and spiritually. Please continue to pray for safety and that we get the rest of the small jobs we have left done.
- Philip Weinrich