Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Another day of work (day 10)

Good morning!

We had another day of work yesterday and the weather finally held out for us. Matt our weather man says that if we can see the volcanoes in the morning from our roof, we will have rain in the afternoon. Well, that held true again for yesterday. We had a beautiful day in the morning and early afternoon so we could finish painting, then right when we were cleaning up to leave, the rain came! We could not see any volcanoes this morning, so we will check if Matt's prediction is correct.

We taught 54 kids yesterday in VBS, which was a little rougher yesterday than previous. God will give us strength for today so we can continue to teach the children about God. Today's lesson is about Zaccheus, and we are giving the children pictures of themselves. Kathy took them yesterday, printed them last night in the hostel, and will give them out today. That should be a hit!

We finished painting the entire outer wall yesterday, inside and out. We also finished the downstairs bathroom, started the "blue room" and cleaned one of the supply closets. Today more inside painting. The building crew finished the first part of the bathroom, too. They worked extra long, staying behind when the rest of the team left to help the maestro lay concrete on the 2nd floor foundation. That will sit and cure for about 2 weeks, so they are now part of the VBS team. We will not get to see it completed, but most of the hard part is now done.

Thanks again for all of the comments and prayers. We finally figured out how to add some pictures, so I will continue to add more to let you know what we are doing. Blessings to you all from Quito, and we will see you all in Kernersville in a few days.


  1. Can I ask someone to bring me back one of those cool orange hats. It'll match my football jersey. Sounds like VBS is fun but challenging. We cannot see a volcano from here but it feels like we are inside one again this week. Continued prayers and thoughts for each of you but especially drdede. Thanks for the pics they are fun to see.---Enos

  2. enjoyed seeing the pictures..looks like you are all working hard at completing as much as you can with the time you have left. Looks like our government finally agreed on raising the Natl' ceiling..so for any of you who had to buy on one-way ticket there, we will be able to bring you home now.
    Gods' Grace and Peace to all of you...

  3. Is today's picture an advertisement for the aprons? Pastor said you were bringing things back to sell. My second observation is the yellow bandanas must mean you are on the same Survivor team. Hopefully, no one will get voted off the island, at least until you leave this weekend.

  4. Cool pictures! Really fun and thanks for posting. You all are doing a great job and all of us are so proud of you. Good luck in the rest of your efforts and I pray VBS goes better! You all are helping make a difference for the Lord's Kingdom and someday up in Heaven you might be very surprised to see all the fruit from your labor. God bless you with an awesome day!

    P.S. Rebekah, I like the cool orange hats in honor of your World Series Champions, the Giants! Pretty sweet!! ;-) LYS.....

  5. Hang in there, guys. I will be praying for energy for you guys in your remaining days. It sounds like you are working so hard. I hope you are able to get some rest at night and stay hydrated. Take care and lots of love from NYC.