Our summer season of teams came in with a storm! They Called it a tropical depression but the team with us from Maryville, Tennessee was not depressed. In fact they brought joy with them despite having one of the rainiest and muddiest weeks I’ve seen.The first couple of days we had to get creative with our schedule since it was so rainy. Thankfully we found a couple good projects around town. My group worked with our friends Bob and Jackie who are care takers at the Assembly of God bible academy in town. They have been coming to our Solomon’s Porch worship gathering on Sundays.
The team worked on tearing out an old ceiling and painting.
Matt decided 30Quetzals was worth getting wet for and took the plunge into the recently made puddle.
I had a dentist appointment in Solola so I had to ride the chicken bus up and back. On the way back down the mountain traffic was stopped due to this water fall. It was pretty intense. I ran past it hoping that a rock wasn’t going to fly out and crush me. Than got a ride on the back of a motorcycle the rest of the way down.The rest of the week found us working on Rosario’s house. She is a single mom with 3 kids. Due to some problems with her back she has not been able to work. They are living with an uncle right now. So far it has been the muddiest job site ever! We started out by carrying 600 concrete blocks back the path to Rosario’s house.Then came the fun digging in the sloppy mud!
We took a break on Wednesday to attend the house dedication of Carlos and Zoila in Chipop! What an awesome day! I loved getting to see this family receive a new place to call home. This is the completed house. It’s the smallest house that we have built since I started working for the porch but we have hopes of building a second level on this one.
Carlos and Zoila are in their early 20’s and already have 3 kids. Having 3 kids of my own I can’t imagine what it would be like raising 3 kids in their living conditions. We ate a meal of tamales with the family to celebrate their new home. Some of the team showing off their muddy feet.
After that we went back to the worksite for the rest of the week and dug in the mud! Overall this team was a huge blessing with their attitudes and their hard work on behalf of Rosario’s family.