07 Jun Hard work never killed anyone…but it will make you sore!
The work this team did today was amazing!!! For those of you who have traveled and built with us before understand EXACTLY what I am talking about… We poured the footings for house number 6! WOW…we shoveled concrete, sand and rocks…we sweated like no one could ever imagine…sweat just dripping down our bodies….Ty said wouldn’t it be interesting to measure the fluid coming out against the fluid we are taking in….haha… I have to believe that the water pouring out of our bodies was much more! Sounds gross…but it is amazing how much you can adapt to! We formed lines passing buckets of cement and sand… even our youngest 2 kids on the trip participated!!! McKayla (8yrs) and Eli (6 yrs) did a great job passing the empty buckets back to refill them! It is probably the hardest work you will ever do…AND in 100 degree temperature….but doing it as a team makes it bearable and even fun! I can’t even describe how good it feels at the end of the day…dirty…wet with sweat…rubbing your back and all of the sudden….the sweet older man who was helping all day…who just happened to be the man whose house you were building….comes up to you…..with his hand held out saying gracias…I don’t know if it was sweat or tears in his eyes….but he was so thankful that 20 people showed up to help him build his house….yes…this is what missions is. . all about…serving and helping……You form a bond with each other that cannot even be explained! We were also able to take Dr. Steve to 2 houses in Olivos who had some sick people…he was able to talk to them (through Lola our interpreter) and find out what medicines they needed. Tonight we went to the pharmacy and got it all! Dr Steve has already committed and is excited about coming this fall and setting up a medical brigade for Olivos and Copprome! We are thrilled he will be representing Hearts2Honduras and 147 Million Orphans!