Well, it’s hard to believe we have been in Trinidad for a week now. What was once just another patch of grass in a field is now a construction site. On Monday afternoon the team got to work on laying out the pastors new house. As always with layout, things started off slow but once the shovels came out and we broke ground the pace picked up quickly. In the past week the team has dug about 430 ft of trenches for the foundation of the pastors new home. The trenches are 14″ wide and at the shallowest point 30″ deep. They have attracted a lot of attention since their project site is close to a busy road. Sometimes the crowd that they have drawn has even caused a bit of a traffic jam. As the dirt has piled high and the trenches get deeper more people want to know what I going on. We worked Saturday and the neighbor across the street who is a Muslim came over to talk with the pastor about this group of kids. He told the pastor what a blessing it was to him to see how the kids work in the heat and sun and could not help but to “praise God”. Later that morning he arrived with a snack for the team of “doubles” and pear soda. Doubles is a local food consisting of chick peas, curry, flatbread, and for the adventurous pepper. The team has been very excited as they see the progress continue on the worksite and have already started tying steel for the footers. We will be heading to Maracas Bay on Monday for a day of site seeing. We hope to finish tying steel and digging the trenches on Tuesday so that we can pour the foundation on Wednesday. We appreciate all the prayer being lifted up for us we have been truly blessed with wonderful weather and amazing people to work with. We will send an update in a few days.
Jul 17 2011
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