Today has been a very interesting day. Starting at about 9:30 this morning a short, but hard rain came down. All of the kids were running towards us from under their mango trees to get out of the rain and we did not even know what they were running for. It then stopped for a while and rained hard another time in the morning. Right now it is 6:45pm and has been raining for 15-20 minutes. Thankfully though it has cooled the air. I am not even sure it got over 90 degrees!
Gail went with some others into Terekeka today to take some of the small children to the local hospital and vaccination station for some check-ups. They also picked up some supplies while they were in town.
Josh has been helping build some shelving and cabinetry for Lance and Kim’s house and also for the dining room which they call the piet(pie-et). He is also leading a worship time for the American team that is here tonight. Please be in prayer for that.
We have also been working with some of the kids on a song to sing one Sunday. The one we are trying now is “Every Move I Make.” They really enjoy the “La-Las” in the song. They memorize by singing it over and over, so we might not sing it on youth for a while.
Today, while it was not raining, we took a walk to look at where they are building the new school. It is on a 400×200 meter lot that the city gave them. There are some pictures below of some men working on the foundations for the school rooms. They will be building 10 individual school rooms to help with the quality of education. They hope to have around 30-35 students in each classroom. Also there is a picture of a man standing alone. He is the guard that stays at the school grounds to make sure nothing gets taken or messed with during the night. Yes, he is an older man but he still does a very good job.
During our walk to the school…which is about a mile…there is the tourist attraction of Terekeka, a bomb. It is actually the head of a heavy artillery shell. They are waiting for someone with the military to come and remove it safely. Who knows when that will be.
Thank you to those that prayed for cooler days. Your prayers were answered. Now, please pray that the mosquitoes are minimal after the rain. Thank you again for your prayers.
Josh and Gail