We began to work on the church building under cool cloudy skies… even with the haze above us the temperature was still quite warm… Task number one was to build a septic tank around the back of the church. 10 feet square and 12 feet deep… the fill from the area needed to be moved into the church to raise the level of the floor… this took many shovels full and lots of wheelbarrow trips.
We rested and had a breakfast of beans, eggs, and fresh handmade tortillas. As the morning progressed the final layer of blocks went across the top of the church building. The blocks got to thier palce via block lines by our hands.
Next, the columns went up around the parameter. These wooden columns needed to be filled with lots of mezcla (cement), which was mixed by hand of course, and carried by bucket line to get the cement where it needed to be.
We took another break for lunch then got back at it.
The sun appeared after lunch making the area HOT, but that didn't stop the shoveling and transferring of dirt which continued all afternoon...One by one all of the support columns were filled with cement and the team looked on at the building with triumph in our hearts for the work God is doing.After a hard days work some went swimming in the pool back at the hotel before dinner… I am healthy and well and looking forward to another productive day tomorrow and the start of VBS for the kids…