Monday, October 25, 2010
Thursday evening the team enjoyed eating dinner in downtown Santiago at a Chilean restaurant. Daniel and Jessica and their daughter Anais were able to join us for dinner. It was a nice time of fellowship.
Corey and John were feeling better by Friday morning. Friday was spent working on the interior framing and electrical installation. Willie and Tio Juan continued working on the plumbing installation. Friday night after dinner we held a concert for the girls at The Hogar who were unable to go home for the weekend. Mickey, Claire, Katherine, Claudia and Jessica sang several songs and Leonardo, the Director of the Hogar, played the bass, while Daniel played the guitar and drums. The last song of the evening was singing “Open the Eyes of my Heart” which the girls sang with us in English. After the concert, the girls enjoyed eating ice cream with sprinkles, syrup and whipped cream.
We took a group picture after lunch time with the youth that were helping with Willie and Patti’s house. One of the pictures was a silly picture and it just so happened that when Corey, the photographer, was climbing up a ladder to sit for the photo, the ladder became unstable and he fell to the gravel below. We weren’t sure if he had broken his foot or sprained it. It turns out it is just a very bad sprain and will take 6-8 weeks to heal. Corey is using a pair of crutches that the House of Hope had in the house and wearing a boot given to him by the doctor. He is being cared for by many of the team members.
Today Kerry, Claire, Katherine, Ryan, Andrew, Andreas, Pam (from Pena lo Len) worked on finishing the roof (shingles and roof vent). Lee and Ryan have been working on the porch and roof detail. The electrical team has doubled in size with Dick and Dennis assisting Bob and Mickey (Debby has been helping when kitchen duty is finished). Carol painted the entrance doors to the House of Hope. They are now a nice white color. We will be eating dinner with the girls at The Hogar and several of us will be giving our testimonies. Once again, Tio Chocolate has made his famous fudge for dessert.
In His Love,