In Teselima, the bulldozer ran for a couple of hours before it had another challenge that the mechanics felt needed parts, so we expected it wouldn’t be running again until late Monday. Phil and Glenn fortunately were able to improvise, fixing it within an hour so it is ready to roll again on Monday morning!
In Babator, the trusses went up on the church building, and after Monday it will be ready to install the tin roofing materials. The villagers continued digging out the latrine, so we hope it is ready for Monday as well. On the way home from Babator, the team shopped in the Bamboi market, escorted by the pastors to get the best bargains.
In Carpenter, the teachers who spent the day sorting the store room had a very long day and were encouraged to see all of the support our past teams have had with the bounty of school supplies future teams will have to work with. Doris had the privilege of teaching chef Abraham how to make the coconut cream pie she is famous for back home. Although the ingredients were modified due to what was available, it was absolutely the best we had ever tasted. Even the Ghanaians who traditionally don’t enjoy desserts and sweets gave us a thumbs up when they tasted it!
The evening ended with David joining us under the gazebo to plan next Friday’s village meal celebration. After Braden returned from jamming on the drums with Joseph, a keyboard player, he led us in “choir practice” with his guitar in preparation for tomorrow’s church dedication service in Tinga. (That’s the church we built in 2012!)
Thank you all for posting your notes, prayers and comments of encouragement. When team members hear the names of their friends and loved ones commenting, the biggest smiles come over their faces. As we try to keep cool, we really appreciate all of you back at home keeping our driveways clear of snow!