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Week two in San Buenaventura is pretty much in the bag.  The second team from Myers Park UMC powered through intense heat (97 degrees in the shade one day), had fun with the kids, drank tons of water and Power Aide and in the mean time got ALL of the concrete slabs put in the walls of new parsonage.  Kike has started welding the roof structure, so by the time team number three leaves we should have the roof on and finish the back fill inside the house  so we can pour the floor.

Myers Park schedules their teams around Spring break so that families can come work with us together.  Several of the young people who are here this week have been coming for the past four or five years.  It's been great seeing them grow up and seeing how passionate they are about service.  I've been told by their parents that sometimes it's the kids who are the driving force behind getting their families to come.

The backhoe is sick, but spare parts are on the way from San Jose and we should have it back together and running for the next team.

We're injury free and haven't had serious issues with the heat so far.  Please pray that that remains the case throughout this project.

Reader Comments (2)

I'm sorry to hear that the backhoe is sick, but glad to know the project in San Buenas is going so well. What beautiful concrete slabs you've got there! All of us at Duke send our love and prayers.

March 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEmily Nuckolls


Thom told me of the wonderful 2 weeks members of our church shared with you all. I am so sad I was not able to make it this year. Please let everyone from Don Hugo to Felipe to the rest of the crew how much I wish I was there. May God continue to bless you all and see you next year.

Max "El Chapulin"

April 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMax Diaz

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