The construction team was able to get the final bond beam framed and poured by early today, so we were able to drive to Teselima to see the work being done by the excavation team. Unfortunately the parts to repair the dozer had only just arrived, so we weren’t able to watch Glenn operate it, but both we and the Ghanaian pastors and volunteers were incredibly impressed with the work that Phil was doing with the excavator. Pastor Jacob was quite overwhelmed by it all as this is the village where he grew up, and he knows how the pond will make a big difference in the lives of those living there.
In the school, the students were in awe of Braden when came to each class today to share a couple of songs on the guitar — they love music and the guitar, and Braden was a true novelty.
Tonight we are sitting in the gazebo, chatting and playing Bid Euchre while enjoying microwave popcorn! Continue to pray that the villagers are able to continue the excavation for the latrine as they did today after Ebenezer arranged to wet the soil so that it would soften up to ease the effort required to dig it. Pray that the dozer is able to run so that Glenn can try to catch up to the work that Phil has done. Pray for the build and teaching team as they join together to raise the very heavy trusses tomorrow and as some teachers will remain in Carpenter to pull together and inventory the new and existing teaching supplies for NEA and future teaching opportunities.
With thanks to those of you in frigid -35C temperatures who are praying for us: strength is returning to those that were not 100% well, and relationships are strengthening as we spend this time together in +35C to +38C degree heat with the humidity rising! Please know we pray for you all as well.