Saturday, April 9, 2016

Day 6: Families & Finishing Touches

With tired muscles we set off for our last day on the  Thrivent Builds project.   Over breakfast Each of us have shared our appreciation for this opportunity  to serve our three families in the San Cayetano community:  Ana Ofelia Garcia, Jesus Garcia and Franklin Beuo.

Today is all about CEMENT-
 5 buckets of rock, 5 buckets of sand, 1 bag of cement to build a volcano.  Then add 2-3 buckets of water as you shovel & shovel.  Everyone waits for an opportunity to take over when another person gets exhausted.    Then buckets are filled and passed to the masons.  Once the mixing pit is empty we repeat.  Team work resulted in all three houses having their floors poured in less than hour.  High fives all around.

The morning culminated in the very emotional blessings and presentations of the houses to each of the families.  With everyone's hands on the house our Lord's Prayer  was proclaimed, ribbons were cut and tearful speeches were shared.   Habitat provided bibles that we signed and gifted to each family.

Then the fiesta with limbo dancing and musical chairs with the children of the village.   Final hugs and good byes as we depart.

The last day for this build but the first day for each of us to apply this experience to our future efforts to impact our communities.  Blessings to all.




3 comments:

  1. Rob Burns and Thrivent crew,

    Job well done and what a blessing to be in His service and experience touching lives in such a tangible way!

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  2. Rob Burns and Thrivent crew,

    Job well done and what a blessing to be in His service and experience touching lives in such a tangible way!

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