We started off the day with a breakfast of John Paul’s amazing eggs! We then split up to start the day’s projects. The guys worked on construction things, and most of the girls went off to paint the depot (the school’s pantry/storeroom). Ranita and I had the job of organizing the school that the missionary children use. After sorting through it all we then cleared it out to prepare for the paint job that would proceed after lunch.
After eating a delicious meal, we took a long lunch break to visit Chantel’s house (the lady whom we sent money to help build her house); it was so great to finally see the house that all the pizza sales and spaghetti dinner fundraising had helped build. It was also good to finally get to meet Chantel. She was so nice to let us all tramp through her whole house. That was great.
When we got back several of us went to finish up the school room with a nice coat of paint and that was great too. But really the highlight my day was when I got to bandage a little boy’s knee…it was so amazing to be able to connect even in the small way with the little boy and (I assume) his sister, I finally got to use those few tiny phrases I had worked so hard to memorize 🙂 I assume I said what I thought I said, but they, for some reason, found it a bit humorous when I would rattle off some little phrase I was so proud of. I even counted to four for them, though they weren’t as impressed as I was. Blyss brought some lollipops over for them while I played doctor and it was so funny…she had brought a few (so they had options of course) and as she held them out for him to choose ONE, he grabbed the whole handful! Smart kid is what I think and he was ever so tickled with those piwilis. I later saw him holding what was left of them in his hand just grinning from ear to ear.
And THIS is how dedicated Ashlan is to sending her mom a text, and yes, that is the roof.
Since Pita (later) is the only goodbyish word I know,
Until next time, PITA! -Dawn