We have started framing the walls for the room separation in the clinic. We also dug out and put the footer in for the veranda around the clinic and also started the veranda around the school classrooms. We are getting good at block laying and mixing concrete. Nailing the wood is challenging as it is solid mahogany. We have to make a gravel run every day and we take turns loading and unloading the truck. We are so glad we have the TMI truck with us as it has been a blessing.
Each morning still begins with a water run to the spring. The girls enjoy walking down together in the afternoon to wash our hair. On Sunday we attended Living Water Church. We sang and did puppets which everyone really enjoyed. Our head leader, Tom Maher, preached the sermon. At breakfast Sunday morning, Mrs Maher made pancakes for the team and some guest missionaries. Nathan Conrad and five Baka men were here. Nathan, who has worked among the Baka for six years, speaks the language and is working on building Baka discipleship classes. He told us so many interesting facts about the Baka. The one that was sobering was that the infant mortality rate is very high and that the majority of the Baka are malnourished. We were blessed on Sunday night when the Baka joined us around our fire and sang for us. It was a great time of fellowship.
Jon-Michael slept all day Sunday, so a leader stayed with him. We honestly think he was worn out. After a day of rest he has been as lively as ever. We love him is a real clown. William and Sara have been recording little mini videos on their camera that are rather amusing. Brittnay is definitely not our morning girl. It is a daily goal to get her to smile before 6:30. Ami had good devos the other day and shared an encouragement with the team. Braxton loves to gather wood with our Africans each night and get the fire started. Lisa is doing well and learning how to cook Josiah is helping treat a Baka girl with a severe infection on her foot. Vitalis killed a dangerous snake last night. We are all grateful and Josiah freaked.
We are all enjoying good health and are so grateful for your prayers for our team.