Thursday – Racing to the Finish Line

photo 23We have only two days left to complete our tasks here. Others after us will pick up where we left off.

First order of business was injecting the pigs with a drug to treat a small fungal infection. They proved to be much stronger than they looked. With much difficulty, Dan and Jose cornered them and pushed the needle in. Very unhappy pigs were rewarded with a good breakfast.

Next Dan and Jose poured concrete for the tree fort base for the kids at TLC. Joseph has a son and daughter and Vanessa has two children also. It will be very sturdy when completed.

I filled in for Dan’s business class so he could help Jose. The juniors are trying to get good estimates of their start-up costs. Obtaining Funds for simple things like a sewing machine of their own or a washer and dryer to start a laundry service seem like insurmountable problems to them. I hope we will be able to help when the time is right.

On their own, the students have decided to make 12 hairs bows to give to the local community kindergarten girls. I am proud of their thoughtfulness. They are completing the project right now.

Lunch today included some fresh lettuce from the garden, which always makes the gringos happy.

This afternoon, after classes, the students presented their first academic fair. Each of the four groups discussed aspects of their curriculum for the past quarter. All presentations were excellent but the sophomores, who had health this quarter, surprised us the most. They passed a bowl of homemade chips around the room, very tasty, then proceeded to share the recipe. The chips contained boiled, very finely ground egg shells.

Must send this now, we are off to bible studies, Mark 6.








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Trinity United Methodist Church is located in McLean, VA. Our weekly worship services are on Sundays at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. and on Wednesdays at noon. Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. for children and adults. Children up to 6th grade are also invited to Children's Education during the 10:30 service. Adult Bible Study also occurs on Mondays at 10 a.m. and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Please visit our website for more information.

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