Good evening! It's hard to believe it is already Friday. We have been working 3 days and we are ready to pour concrete on Monday!
I have a little more time tonight - so let's see if I can give you a few details.
Today started off with a dump truck full of sand getting stuck. We had to unload the truck with shovels and wheel barrells. That was okay though. Then I kind of felt like I was in Poland again - we literally moved three loads of BIG rocks to the foundation by wheel barrells. Today the ladies helped us move the BIG rocks. These ladies have made us proud. They are hard workers! We are definitely getting our work outs. I ran a wheel barrell for several hours. Sore muscles have a new meaning now.
To get to our work site the men have been driving back and forth in the back of a truck. It is a 20 minute drive. Our trusted truck driver (aka Dan Madison) - let's see - how would I put it - hasn't had a GPS system...... But that's okay, this is the one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen!
Tomorrow is our R&R day. We are all looking forward to taking it easy. We are headed to Otavala which is world known for its crafts. We will also go the the leather store. After that we are going to the volcano and paddle across the opening - and no, Dorinda, it is not an active volcano.
Saturday evening Bro. Phil and I will return to Quito to pick up the Woolbrights and Susan Madison. So tomorrow evening please check the blog again, because I will be able to post LOTS of pictures. I hope you will be able to see the beauty of this place.
Sunday morning, I will preach in Quito, while Pastor Clayton will preach in the town of our work site - which I still can't spell.... Then Sunday evening, the Quito group will travel back and our entire missions team will be in service together.
Some of you have wondered about the food here. It has been great! We've had steak and baked potatoes. Tonight we had shrimp and french fries.
The town here reminds me of something you would see in a documentary film. Several times during the day we can look up and see old cattle herders passing by in a cattle drive. The town is an old Indian village - not Indian as in cowboys and Indians - but Indian as in jungle type Indian.
I guess everyone is excited with the amount of work we have gotten done. Tonight some of us played ping pong and pool.
I sat outside earlier in the week and got some pictures of the surrounding mountains. There are mountains all around and a few of them are snow capped.
Okay, I hope that gives you a better feel of how our week has gone. Thank you for your prayers - and remember, check in tomorrow for the pictures.
Rejoicing in this wonderful day,