Monday, January 28, 2013

Long day in Chinchinloma

We are on our way back from the jobsite. We completed the church, but had to wait two hours again for the last two pieces of roof tin. We are going to check first thing in the morning tomorrow to ensure we have 24 pieces.

Other than that, it was a great day. The scenery was beautiful, the weather was cool and we had a breeze all day. The breeze picked up as we were setting the roof tin, but everyone was careful and no one was hurt.

We are getting more efficient. We got to the jobsite late (long drive) and we still would have been done at around 3:30 except for the missing pieces of roofing. Tomorrow is our final dry run before we have two churches in a location.

One of the gentlemen at the jobsite today was a local that was 98 years old and walked up and down the steep hills with no problem. The hill down to the jobsite was very steep so carrying all of the equipment back up the hill was quite a workout. Boot Camp workouts have nothing on a mission trip at 8000 feet in altitude.

Contests are part of the jobsite, especially when we are waiting. Yesterday it was trying to throw rocks and hit into a small bucket. Today was rolling a rock down the steep hill to see whose went furthest (Cornell and Claudell tied--hard to verify). The last "contest" was that they decided to race up the hill. They regretted that one once they got to the top out of breath.

We also had a proposal on the jobsite today. Joel Estrada and Renata Santos are now engaged! This is actually the third engagement we have had on mission trips (hard to believe, but true!). Congratulations to the happy couple!

I will post more later with pictures and an update from the first day of medical and vbs.
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