Did you ever notice that time flies when you are having fun ! Well we are having fun ! It has been an awesome trip so far.
During our first full week the House of Hope conducted a three day VBS for the kids from the La Pintana area. We averaged about 75 kids per day. It was amazing to see how the team turned into biblical characters and animals. Some of us were sheep [Bob, Lee and Tom] One was a Sheppard [Chris] Some were super heros ! Bob & Nicole. I think they really thought they were super heros ? While one was very special and played Jesus. [it is obvious who player Jesus, correct ?]Two played the prodigal son and his father [Lee and Bob] and one was awesome as a donkey, of course this was Chris. The girls did a great job at running the VBS, from the music, singing, skits, bible classes to the snacks it was well done. Thank you ladies !
On Saturday we held our second volunteer work day. And wow was it ever a great day. We had 66 volunteers show up and they came to work at both the construction of our new multipurpose building and our micro-business. Kerry and Alicia were thrilled with all of the help. Please view the attached video from Bob H. to share what work has been accomplished. However we need to thank all of our volunteers from the San, Marcos church, the Santiago Community Church Nido, InterNations and the HOH girls and staff. And anyone else that I may have missed. Thank you ! Thank you & Thank you !
If you are wondering why this update is slow in coming, you need to see the facebooks of Casa Esperanza / House of Hope and Chris Teien [ he will be your friend ] They are giving updates daily as to what is going on and posting great photos.
Our esteemed Construction Leader Kerry Mitras came and went after only a week. However much was accomplished while he was here. Kerry had to return to New York to work on a future House of Hope. Details to follow later. Thank you Kerry for all you do for and for your leadership. We all appreciate you [especially Bob H.]
One of the main ingredients in the success of a short term mission trip is the cook. And we have with us one of our best ever. Deb H. is awesome! Every meal is well planned and great to eat. Team members may have a lot to complain about but not the food. Thank you Debbie and HOH girls for keeping us well fed.
Hopefully there will be at least one more update. Keep us in prayer and pray about coming out in October as a team member. We need all of you! God bless!