Jul 18 2011
Our worksites are going wonderfully! The teens have cleared about a third of the field that will eventually be planted with bananas and papayas. These fruits will be sold at market to support to orphanage. We have finished a majority of the wall portion of the water tower. McKenzie, Rachel H., Emily, and Rachel K. have started tying steel so that when we pour the roof it will be stable. Many of the team members have commented on how much they appreciated the classes at Boot Camp. Early last week Italo (ee-tah-low) one of the missionaries, shared with us about how God called him and his wife to come serve in Peru. The team really enjoyed the story and are even more excited about serving here! We did our first presentation yesterday at one of the local churches. Two songs were sung, one in Spanish and one in English, there was much clapping when the teens were finished. After service, they insisted on serving us authentic Peruvian food, of rice, shredded chicken in a peanut sauce, and a leaf of lettuce. The high light by far was the drink, which was starfruit juice! We have been provided many local fruits from the orphanage including, oranges (naranjas), papayas, limas, and watermelon. We would appreciate prayers for health as many of us are battling a cold that was picked up somewhere between Florida and Peru.