Today was a scorcher: 40 degrees on the thermometer with intense sunshine. Our JK/SK teacher, Frank, asked Joyce and I about “sunbathing for Vitamin D”. This was something he had heard during his lectures last weekend and he wondered what “sun-bathing” could possibly be! He was also wonderful explaining some cultural issues we deal with.
Ebenezer shared today that although the village chief does not share our faith, he helped clear the land for the church and is excited for it being built. It is known that where there are Christians in a village, the village develops for the better. Quite the testimony!
The roof of the church is six sheets of tin from being complete; the interior walls are all parged; one exterior wall is about two-thirds complete; and the latrine foundation was started.
In school we learned that our JK/SK children love spiders. It was fun to see the Grade 2 class marching around the school yard with tambourines, and to see the large smiles and hear the thrill of the Grade 3/4 class as they ran out of their classroom with their pinwheel craft today! The area school supervisor paid us a visit today and praised the work we were doing.
The excavation team had another ‘weak link’ to take care of with the track chain, but a good six hours of work was done with the dozer. Barring any additional delays, Phil expects the pond in Teselima may be completed tomorrow so they can take care of another couple of projects that David has in mind.
We expect everyone to be back on site tomorrow and are praying for continued good health and strength to finish strong. Phil asked us all to pray that as they finish up the pond, they hit water where there used to be a well, as this would be a real blessing. It would ensure that when the pond fills in the rainy season, it will never run dry. He gave us permission to share this request here so that you can join us in praying for this!
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