Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Church in the Dirt!

Posted by: Aileen
Hey everyone! Today was an amazing and tiring day. We woke up at 7:30 and had a meeting before going to La Carpio. When we got to La Carpio we did a lot of construction work. We tore down a wall, moved 3, 5-ft tall piles of dirt and rocks. Others picked up random piles of trash. It was very hard but it brought us together as a class. After the construction, we had an amazing lunch provided by the church in La Carpio. After lunch, we went to the smaller church in La Carpio and did arts and crafts with the younger kids. Games ranged from coloring to face painting to blocks and bubbles. We had a lot of fun getting to know the "La Carpioans". the language barrier was tough but we managed to get through it and build friendships. After that, we came home, stopped by the am/pm store, had dinner which was chicken and beef, and of course, black beans and rice. We then ended the night with devotions done by Joey and Shaye. We are all very exhausted and looking forward to a full day of white water rafting tomorrow!

Prayer Requests: Sore muscles, and for the La Carpio church that God will provide what they need for their ministry to grow. In addition, safety for white water rafting and the rest of the week.