Team 2 Update 2
Wednesday to Friday
There are so many people working in so many different areas, the building is constantly changing. At this point the ridge beam is up, the rafters are up and the back roof has the plywood down. The outside of the building is being wrapped in tar paper in preparation for siding that is sitting in the entryway. The Chilean electrician, Mauricio, is working on the first floor and our team is working on the second floor. Crews have been adding the small things – but necessary things – such as the headers over the doors.
On Thursday we went out to dinner. It was delicious. (Kerry sacrificed and ate all the ice cream that others did not want. He has not changed any with his wife here!) Friday saw the temperature drop like a rock! Shirt sleeves in the morning and jackets after lunch – then the rain came! Bill even let us off 30 minutes early. Friday night we had a concert by Jessica (the wife of the Director), her husband and two of their friends. She does have a beautiful voice! The girls who stay here on the weekend joined us for the concert and ice cream. The girls really love Daniel (the Director) and his family. What a difference a little love makes!
The La Pintana Alliance Church continues to not only provide a place for us to eat lunch but also many workers. In fact, the electricity we use in building the House of Hope comes from their church! Not only is it all about the girls but it also is about the relationships with our Chilean brothers and sisters! Of course, we are also growing closer to each other on the team! Each morning we have wonderful fellowship. Bill Imes also gives out his “hammer” awards for work done (or done wrong) the day before!
A few scrapes, bruises and splinters are the only injuries to date on Team 2.
Be in prayer for Nicole (daughter of Willy and Patty) who should find out on Monday whether she will get a law enforcement position. There were about a thousand applicants for 50 positions. She feels that this is the position that God has prepared her for.