Guatemala: October ’07

23 Oct

The pressure was on this morning to finish the dorm we are painting, because another volunteer team began moving beds into the building to get it ready for more teams that will be arriving this weekend. In addition to finishing the painting, our team cleaned and disinfected, repaired showers and toilets, put light bulbs in all the fixtures, and hauled off trash to get the building ready.

Kevin brought in new brake rotors for the van when he arrived last night and Richard and Bruce installed them. Some of the ladies ironed graduation gowns. Doug and Mike got photos of Moeses when he first saw Kevin this morning-it was such a contrast to the sad look he had when we all left for Antigua yesterday.

After lunch we played with children. Doug talked with Dottie about the shelves she has wanted for so long in the storage room of the baby dorm. The ladies helped Dotty make bows for the flower bouquets for the 23 quincinerra girls, coordinating them with the colors of their formals.After dinner we went to Mike and Dottie’s house to hear Mike tell about how Casa got started. He also introduced us to and told the stories of 4 young ladies. He said there were many more stories he could tell, but those he shared were so touching and made it so obvious that God’s hand is upon this place and this work, blessing it and changing the lives of these children.

Written By Ramona Gordon

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Posted by on October 23, 2007 in Guatemala, Samaria


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