Dear Friends and Family,
Today was a great day. The heat was on, but we pressed through with fellowship, tutoring, and a little sweat equity at the school.
Those of us from Trinity are just getting into the swing of things. The heat isn’t so bad, and we’re getting to know the kids’ names. Our friends from Market Street UMC are falling in line and will pick up where we leave off.
I’m volunteering in the 5th-6th grade class and my students have a heavy dose of Spring Fever. Our teacher, Mercedes, gave them a break and right out to the new teeter-totter they went. We built it thinking it would be for kindergartners and here are 10-13 year olds.
Linda helped in the kitchen at the school today for lunch. She had to ask for tasks because the kitchen mothers are so used to and proud of their work. Getting help is tough for them, and yet they work so hard and so well at feeding so many kids. They know each child personally (70-80 of them), and know how much food each of their plates should have.
Tonight we took the teenage boys out to a heavy dinner of grilled meat to a restaurant in downtown Puerto Cortez. They ate up healthily and took plenty home. Before we left, the Market Street folks gave all the boys new pillows they brought with homemade, colorful Trinity pillow cases!
Tomorrow we’ll finish at school for their last day for Pajama Day and a celebration of the end of school. Market Street will take over our unfinished projects and spend more time at the village loving on the kids and some weekend projects with them.
I trust that Scott and Eric will get the see saw done.