Today the plan is to be at the village by 8 so we can start construction on the second story of a small school. Should be interesting, as last year we mixed all our concrete by hand. Shoveling sand and stone to mix in with the cement, lugging concrete block and buckets of concrete up to the second floor, all in unrelenting heat and humidity will likely be something of a challenge. I’m looking forward to it.
In the early afternoon we are schedule to visit a local citrus plant where many people in the region work. Then it’s back to Pomona where we’ll be doing Vacation Bible School to dinner. After dinner we do a sports ministry, basically playing games with the villagers and talking and praying with them as we get a chance. Last year that was a lot of fun, and provided some of the best relational time of the week.
In the evenings we have a team meeting to talk about the day and do some journaling. Last year the hotel had a bar that had bottles of ice cold coke. In Belize it was made with real sugar (not corn syrup), and that made for a delicious treat at the end of a long day.