Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Day 3 and 4... Beans, Beads and Backhoes

Greetings once again from Always Beautiful Belize!  For those of you reading back home, we will be blogging every two days - due to slow internet upload speeds.

Monday found our missionaries up early and preparing for the men and women team projects.  After a breakfast of eggs, ham, refried beans and fruit, the vans went to various villages to pick up our Belizean friends so that they could join our work.

 The women began their time together by making beaded bracelets.  Diane developed this craft and everyone had a great time.  Susan and Lisa led a lunch devotion lesson on Loving God. 

Later in the afternoon, the ladies broke out into song and dance after more crafts.  

Over at the EQC church facility, the men were hard at work buying and hauling materials to the job site.  Belize is in the middle of the rainy season and the church grounds were a muddy mess - so German spent the day hauling nearly 50 yards of crushed stone and Dan used the backhoe to spread the rocks over the yard.

Terry, Luis, Jose and Chris primed the sanctuary ceiling in preparation for the acoustic ceiling spray tomorrow.  

Michael and Travis began roughing in the outdoor kitchen while Ray and Ron began door framing.

John, Camryn and others hung sheet rock and applied joint compound.

After the day's work came to an end, Ms. Ethel made a delicious spaghetti dinner and the group spent about an hour sharing in circle time.

Work continued today at the church and at the camp.  The ladies continued making beads in the morning.  Heather B. and Ragan shared a lunch lesson about Loving Ourselves. During the afternoon, bead making became the craft - but the women found time to sing and dance again.  And they all took turns caring for the small children (Vickie and Sandy really enjoyed this).

At EQC, the sanctuary ceiling was sprayed with acoustic material and the walls were painted a sky blue color.  The outdoor kitchen counter was nearly completed and cement porch blocks were being laid.

In the education rooms sheet rocking continued and all of the joints were sealed.

A brick barbecue grill is also being built in the backyard - with German's mother supervising the construction.

Whew!  What an experience this has been so far.  So much work has been done and yet so much is yet to do.  And our revival/crusade begins Thursday evening.  So pray that we get it all accomplished by then.

Well, here is where we leave you. We promise to send another update on Thursday.



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