Saturday = Shopping, Sorting, Sleeping, Servicing, Soccer, Snacks and Socializing
Today, breakfast was served at 8am…a whole extra hours sleep!
Peter, the weaver from Tamale, was set up and ready for us to shop in the gazebo. Woven baskets and hats, fabrics, carvings, beaded jewelry and much more awaited our eager shoppers. Several team members then headed into the Training Centre to sort through the many hockey bags of soccer equipment donated, while Lynne printed out the school pictures she took on Friday.
After a fabulous spaghetti lunch, the ECAC bus was on its way to Bamboi for those that wanted to experience an authentic market experience. Beads and fabrics were bought, yet not one dried fish made its way back to Carpenter.
A handful of men, led by Adam, made their way to the Carpenter school to repair desks, and a couple others played football (soccer) with the local kids. Otherwise, well-earned afternoon naps were had.
After dinner, the team returned to the NIM House gazebo for some special Saturday night treats, Chicago mix and other flavoured popcorn, licorice, Peak Frean Cookies and M&M’s, cardgames and much conversation.
We are grateful for all of the comments heading our way, and appreciate your prayers for our health and strength as a couple of our team members have had a rough day. A lot of sun, exhausting heat and a change of diet can take its toll on a body. Thankfully, they are getting a lot of rest and are recovering.
Tomorrow we look forward to a church service on the grounds and a Sabbath day of rest.
P.S. In keeping with the “S” theme, earlier this week, Steve G. met a scorpion head on and won.
Thank you for praying for our continued safety. 🙂