Chilé: We are here!
We all arrived safe and sound Sunday morning (all 49 of us!). We had no problems coming thru customs, but one bag (out of almost a hundred) did not make it. It only contained food, tools, and a few personal items.
We could see the Andes Mountains from the airport, on the road to the orphanage, and looking out over the buildings. Tom Orme reminded us to stop and look regularly. What a beautiful sight! There is snow on the peaks, but the palm trees at the airport contrasts with it as spring continues to come. We were all ushered to our living areas, the women at the orphanage dorm, and the men a couple of blocks down the street at a church. We were fed well, introduced to many people of importance and prayed together. We prayed especially for Team 1, which left Sunday after spending two weeks here. What a great job they did! We had an opportunity to meet a few of the girls on Sunday afternoon. We retired early for a reasonably good night’s sleep (there are a couple of snorers who have amazing volume!). Five o’clock AM came early for the “volunteers” who were assigned to cook breakfast in the morning. After devotionals and receiving our assignments, we went right to work on our projects: rebuilding the kitchen wall, adding a storage area for the kitchen, adding an office to the church, and restoring the playground. Others are serving by cooking. We have lots of food, and the grocery stores are better than those back home
More to come!