Tuesday March 13th (on Wednesday)

Posted on March 14, 2012

Sorry about the day late.  We will post today’s tonight as well.  The internet infrastructure is somewhat dicey.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012:  Rain!  (Sort of)

Yes, overnight and this morning it rained buckets, which of course, turned the jobsite into a giant mud pit.  It was raining when we got to the jobsite, but work was continuing.  It has been very much the same kind of work:  rebar fabrication, concrete mixing and pouring, unsticking each other from the muck, and so-forth.  Occasionally, it would rain hard enough that we could take a break.  Spirits are high among the team, and our Nicaraguan counterparts.  The teenagers on the jobsite were having a grand time at our and each other’s expense.  The ladies left to do some more ministry in the community after lunch again.  It proved to be a very emotional day for the ladies ministry team.  They visited some more church families and learned that many of the moms and dads work during the days and the children are left to fend for themselves.  It was particularly disturbing to find that many of the young women have no hope. Many are taken advantage of by older men and end up pregnant.  Very rarely do they leave the community and the cycle of fatherless children continues.  Many grandmothers raise the children while the moms go to work. Please pray for two young ladies that broke our hearts.  Pray that they would be encouraged and find mature role models who know the Lord.  The afternoon culminated in a wonderful children’s ministry that had about 50 kids in attendance! The theme was David and Goliath.  There were crafts and games as well as the teaching.  We ended our evening at a worship service at Lomas Frescas.  We were given an opportunity to sing the special music for the evening.  Though we were unprepared, we gave them an adequate rendition of How Great Thou Art and Amazing Grace.

Sorry this is a day late, the internet was not working last night.

Please note that photo uploads are very slow (or nearly impossible) in this area.  We will keep trying!


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2 Responses to “Tuesday March 13th (on Wednesday)”

  1. LeRoy & Karen Nix
    Mar 14, 2012

    We are thinking about you and praying for you as you continue on this journey.Thanks to all of you for working so hard! Karen & LeRoy- Sherkston BIC.

  2. Libby Evans
    Mar 16, 2012

    I attend the Pequea Church when visiting with my friend Alfreda Mattia. I joined you all in the 365 Challenge last year, and was at Pequea Sunday 03/04 when your team was on the stage speaking of your now Mission. I keep you all in my prayer’s. You are doing such a wonderful work for Him, be blessed and i enjoy following your journey. God Be with you!

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