Sunday we were at the site by 7:15 a.m. and this crew was eager to get their hands dirty...and did they ever! They plowed through the work at breakneck speeds and then at 3:00 p.m. we stopped to have a church service with the village. It was a great service as the village was blessed to hear 5 personal testimonies from the men...and it was very moving for everyone in attendance. At the close of the service one of the Hondurans there felt called to stand and address the congregation thanking God for sending Orphan's Heart and the men of FBC Milton! It was a very fulfilling day!
On Monday it was more of the same...early to work and no slacking; by the end of the second day they had the blocks for the walls up on 3 houses...amazing! Admittedly we were all getting stiff, sore, and drained from the heat; but it didn't deter anyone.
Tuesday morning Ron greeted me with the news that the men felt led by God to provide an additional blessing for the village. During the night they felt like God was calling them to provide a week's worth of food for everyone of the 30 families currently living in El Doradito. With the money they gave we were able to purchase enough food to provide flour, rice, beans, manteca(oil), and cookies for a family of 5 for an entire week! Other than receiving a new house that may have been the biggest blessing these families ever received.
You want all that dirt where?
I'm comin' Blackie!!! (inside joke)
Me too, Blackie, me too! (more inside jokes)
This is actually starting to look like a house!
First we move all this dirt in here and now you want it all tamped down? I'm sick of this dirt!