Just like last week, we have been working hard to prepare the foundation of the bathrooms and also recover and painting a room behind the church. We dug holes taller than us–more than two meters deep! (that is 6.56 feet for you math wizards out there!) We finally finished up that started at nothing when we got there. We got a jackhammer for a day to break down a concrete path and yet again dig out more holes. It is tough work but doing it for the church and for God’s people makes it all worth it!
Monday we started our a morning devotional with Gusty about Marriage. We had an hour every morning Monday to Thursday to look at God’s plan and more specifically marriage within His plan. We used an illustration with orange halves and trying to put the halves together. We were then asked how we went about finding our other half. It was a good way to visualize finding our future husband or wife. We all agreed that it was very informational and interesting to hear about Gusty’s story on how he married his wife. It was something we all really enjoyed and got a lot out of.
This week Lisse and Mike had their workshops at night after we were finished with work for the day. Lisse’s was on photography and Mike’s was on guitar. The lessons went great! Some students even attended both the photography and guitar workshops. All the students really seemed to enjoy themselves and get a lot out of the classes.
There have been so many things that we have done and so many places we have gone in the past week that it would impossible to mention them all as it would be impossible to tell of all the changes that have happened within each of our hearts.
This week we were forced to realize that this was the last of our time in this place we called home for a short time. We have each worked on things in our lives that needed to be fixed and challenged each other. Leaving will not be easy and we ask for your prayers as we prepare to leave on Monday night.
April, Brent, Calvin, Courtney, Denise, Lisse, and Mike