Due to time zone sleeping adjustments, a couple of our team members may have missed their breakfast this morning, but we were all in the back of the cargo truck or in the bus and rolling on time!
Traditions were kept as we met and presented Babator’s dignitaries and villagers with suitcases displaying the school supplies and a small chief gift.
Teachers observed classes, and some jumped right into their roles when needed. After lunch they met with the friendly Headmaster and three Ghanaian teachers to introduce our plans for the coming two weeks. Joyce has prepped extremely well, and they were impressed!
The construction team got right to work with Ebenezer and a new crew we’ve never worked with before. Four courses of bricks were laid, seven window frames are well underway, and the latrine requires a couple more days of digging before our work can begin there.
Glenn and Phil headed back to the Carpenter area to investigate the proposed dam site where they will be working tomorrow. Phil then excavated for a septic system in the hardest dirt he has ever worked on! Glenn started to teach the NEA team maintenance and essentials for operating and transporting the heavy equipment.
We returned to the compound at the end of the day. Scaffolds and ladders were loaded for tomorrow, teachers reestablished their first day agenda, and many team members were in bed early — some with sunburnt skin and rosy cheeks — exhausted from a hard day’s work in the hot African sun (with proper hydration and sun protection at the forefront of all discussions).
Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers. Although some are tired, we all continue to be well. Continue to pray for the good health, strength and energy our days require.