Saturday, July 10, 2010
It's Not Only the Americans Working
As Steven previously described, we did in fact try multiple times to blog but were taken out by the strength of the tropical thunderstorms. Not to mention that there's NO stopping this group. We manage to split off in teams to mud walls, paint rooms, cut brush, build fences, and a lot of new friendships. The village children often gather in the yard and across the street to watch the transformation. Many of the locals also come to help or bring gifts of vegetables or fruit. We have managed to keep everyone happy and healthy. the group marvels over how well Anthony and Maria Elena have taken care of them. The group has also had time to visit Trinidad and Santa Barbara as well as to have a 'pool party' at our local friend Chilo's pool, which is really a coffee bean soaking tank! The house is really coming along at an unbelievable rate!! We'll be working on the fence for the play yard tomorrow as well as attending church and having a 'feista' to celebrate the group's accomplishments and giving them an opportunity to meet ALL of the children in our program and awaiting the opening of Los Angelitos.DISCLAIMER: I am NOT responsible for anyone being held up at customs because they've tried to carry home their favorite nino, like Jose who worked alongside us frequently, taking great pride in what will soon be a new place for he and his friends!