Friday, June 29, 2012

Service, Soccer, and Sweets

schlepping rocks
Today was the last day of construction and we are all exhausted, so this is going to be a quick update!  We spent today working on the walkway.  We finished placing river rock on 3/4 of the walkway (the foundation of the concrete) and almost finished placing the concrete on 1/3 of it.  Working together, we formed a line to make schlepping the rocks easy.  The concrete was then mixed at the bottom of the hill and carried up in buckets.
carrying concrete
Done for the day!

About half of the team went to help teach the ESL class at 2 pm.  They helped teach the English words for  different body parts.  You will have to ask them (Lisa, Tom, Marcia, Mike J, Megan, Emily, Austin, Nate, Mitch) how the curriculum was taught when we return, as I stayed behind to help with the walkway.

Around 4 we wrapped up where we were on the walkway and then went to say goodbye to the children.  They have been such a blessing to us and will be dearly missed!
Teaching ESL
For dinner we were taken to a restaurant and fed Honduran cuisine.  It was very tasty!  Our meal consisted of tortillas filled with refried beans, scrambled eggs and cheese, tortillas stuffed with cheese, and something called a taquito (kind of like a crunchy enchilada).
We were then taken to play soccer with the missionaries, their families, and the interns.  It was a lot of fun, but please pray for all of our soccer injuries!
Following an hour of soccer, we were treated to a well needed cold treat at Baskin Robbins (thank you mysterious Ice Cream Fairy!!)  It was the perfect thing to help cool us down from a long day of work and play!
Tomorrow we will be hiking the rain forest in the Honduran mountains.  This should be a lot of fun, and a good way to experience Honduras! We can't wait to tell you about it!
Once again, thank you so much for all the prayers and support.  We could not have done it with out y'all!  You are as much a part of this team as those who were sent!


Anonymous said...

Baskin Robins?! Wow! How perfect?!

May the rain forest be an amazing journey for each of you.

This trip sounds like a blessing all around. So very glad you chose Honduras this time!

Bryan Wright said...

It does not get much harder than hauling concrete. I have done that before and boy was it hard work!!!

I have been thinking of you all morning and praying for you as I have been hauling water on my day off in my rose garden! 250 roses and 750 gallons of water in 3 gallon buckets from my rain barrels--cheap water!

'Fish' at WRAL went against all the other weather forecasters and predicted 106 degrees today and 107 tomorrow. Think he is going to be right as we have already hit 103 with 110 Heat Index.

You might want to stay in the Honduras Rain Forest and not come back to Raleigh. Predicting 100 plus atleast through next Thursday!

So proud of all of you and the GREAT work you have been doing.

I know it has been WELL PLEASING in the Lord's sight!!!

Pastor Bryan

Rebeca Reams said...

It has been a blessing to read your blogs. God has certainly used you to minister to all you have come in contact with. I pray all the seeds the Lord has Planted through you and in you will continue to grow.

Praying for a safe trip home!

Love ,
The Reams'

Bryan Wright said...

PS 99 degrees at 9PM at RDU!