I’m outside, Brownie and me. The stars are bright -- an incredible night. Today was a long, hard work day. Dan and the men from St. Luke’s worked long and hard pouring concrete. The boys were a terrific help. Chris said they were awesome. We all agree.
The concrete pour was an area 14x14. The site required about 3ft of rock fill, all done by hand. Dan is finishing the concrete as I write this at 8pm. (He was the last one up for dinner and went down twice more finishing the concrete at 11pm.)
This morning Bob and I went to town for material and it went well. I think I saw the same skinny dog crossing the street as last year, the one that is careful and looks both ways. We did get some more painting done and tomorrow we will let the concrete cure for a day and do other work.
I must share that Betsy somehow has developed a system that takes broken children from the most incredibly terrible places and raises them to be solid Christians and just wonderful humans. Isabella, who last year was more than a handful, this year has mellowed down and just fits right in.
I think the program is this: up at 5am to pray for 1 hour. All cooking and cleaning is done by the children; then school. Isabella, now 6 years old, speaks better English than I do. Evening prayer goes about 90 minutes. The children live in a bubble, with almost no outside junk news or programing. There is just non-stop love, and Jesus is in charge.
I am very tired, but feeling great. Traveling and sharing with Christians is the best.
This blog has been created to keep you up-to-date on all of the things God is doing through the team He has sent to Honduras from St. Luke's Church, Hilton Head Island, SC. Sometimes it is difficult for the team to send information to us due to limited access to the Internet. Be assured that all of the latest news will be posted as soon as it is received. We ask that you please keep this mission team in your prayers and be sure to post your comments of encouragement when you feel led.