Today (Tuesday) was great! Both home building teams jumped right back into working hard. The homes are coming along very well. The roofs are almost complete and all the sheetrock has been hung and mudded. Tomorrow we will sand like crazy on the inside, install the windows and doors, and finish the roof.
The VBS at Pastor Juan’s church is going very well. There were a few more kids there today than yesterday. Halie and Sarah had a great time at the VBS and immediately asked me if they could go back tomorrow. We meet an amazing young man, Nicholas, at the VBS, too. He is a sixteen year old boy, without any sort of family. Basically, he lives at the church and helps Pastor Juan with various task. His attitude is so positive, especially considering his situation. Our students absolutely love him!!!
Tonight we had Poblano’s Taco Stand for dinner. Their crew came in and set up in the courtyard at YUGO and cooked tacos for all the groups here. It was amazing. The tacos are steak with cilantro, tomato, onion, avocado, beans, and wrapped in a corn tortilla… delicious. We all sat around, ate our tacos, and drank cokes in a bottle. Of course, we had a crew of guys who refused to eat Poblano’s and walked down to Mi Ranchito, which is our group’s favorite taco stand.
Pray for us on Wednesday. Kyle Lapioli is sharing the gospel with all the kids at VBS. His lesson is “Jesus Is the Only Way.” I think he is going to do an incredible job! Wednesday night Cliffton Jacques is going to preach in the church service. His first time preaching to a church is going to be through a translator, so it should be pretty exciting. I’m sure he’ll be slightly nervous, so pray that God will give him peace and really speak through him. We’re going to have a few students share testimonies, too. Pray that God would use our team to encourage Pastor Juan’s church.
Thanks for your prayers and support. We are seeing God do some incredible things here.