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Tuesday and Wednesday in Review

Construction Tuesday was about 100% more successful than Monday! The power saw for cutting the thicker rebar was working again, and we were off and running. Tying rebar in different configurations to reinforce different parts of the structure, breaking up and removing rock in the ground with pickaxes to further prep the trenches for the foundation, bending rebar into the shapes needed for tying, manually cutting the thinner rebar, carrying those things to where they needed to go, etc.... we did things we never imagined doing!

More construction pictures from Zoraya B. Stern Photography!

That afternoon after another amazing lunch from our host Frano and his wife and helpers, we continued on to Iglesia Bautista Luz Divina’s current site for VBS there, day 1 of 2. The children were so happy to see all of us, but especially the puppets most. The puppets sang, Dave led more songs, and Lynn and the puppets shared the story of the Good Shepherd. At one point, the puppet stage curtain collapsed, but Nathan played it off perfectly. The games included teams of kids tied together with toilet paper racing across the concrete, laughing and having a great time. The cross craft was filled with lovely interaction between our team members and young ones, with many drawing little hearts and asking for their names and Bible verses on the craft. We found ways to communicate and connect, regardless of language barrier. By the end, they were eager to come back for day 2.

Pictures here!

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