Monday, January 07, 2008

Fast Start in 2008

We landed in Tegucigalpa at 12:30 on the first and we hit the ground running.
We arrived back in Santa Ana in the early afternoon and discovered that our house wasn't quite ready to move back in to. When we left last month we had set up to have some remodeling done that will eventually make our house a bit more livable for Terri. We are probably about 2 to 3 weeks away from the finish. We are doubling our size, adding stucco to the walls, new tile, and a bathroom improvement that will give Terri some extra counter space.
Our first day of work was to begin the process of building the new kindergarden in Mirador Oriente. I met with the community president and we staked out the land for the school. We began work on Friday and finally completed the building today at about 3. It is a great building that is about 3 houses big. Changing plans to build a building that large was interesting because the wood is all 16 ft and our building is 25 ft on each side. The new plans worked and we will start shopping for furniture and other needs this week. While the construction project was going on, we had a new container to arrive and were able to get it unloaded on Thursday night - started at 6 and finished at about 8. I think that is a record for a 40 ft container.
On Friday, we had a new worker that arrived. Kameron Vick from our home church in IL is a Harding Student and has decided to take a semester out of school to come to work with our team. Kameron got off of the plane and we put a hammer in his hand within about 30 min of clearing customs. We are excited that Kam is going to be working with us through July. He will be a great asset and helper to the childrens home and to TORCH.
Of course one of the best things about getting back to SA is the kids at Casa. They have been full of hugs and kisses and I love every one of them. On Sunday we were able to put a new trampoline together - it was shipped on the container that arrived on Thursday. The kids love it and so do our Casa workers - it wears them down and they are ready for bed.
Well - this has been sort of a rambling blog - I just wanted all y'all to know that the fun og 2008 has begun. I can't wait to see everything that our God has planned for the work here.
Come and see us!
Be a blessing to somebody today.

1 comment:

Ginger said...

Dear Marc!
High Five Man! Way to go on getting 2008 off with a bang.

I loved the blog today and really hope the best for the plans on your house and the kindergarten to go through like a breeze. The kindergarten will make such a difference in the lives of so many.

The trampoline looks like a party every day for the casa kids.
Love, Ginger