What a crazy few days we’ve had – i’m sorry ahead of time if some letters are out of place or if there are strange symbols in this post, as the keyboards are different than the one i have at home.
we got here safely, no flight delays, and arrived to see a smiling and familiar face in Walter, who helped us put the trip together.
Our first full day at Jovenes went well yesterday, and a lot of work was completed on the roof. We made new friends with the boys here, and I already don’t want to leave. Nick’s mom, Gabby, and I had great helpers today from little Dennis and Munguia in weeding the flower beds. We also helped shuck corn for lunch and gave and received many hugs. They are just precious and are trying to help us learn more of their language – although I’m sure they’re having fun making fun of us, too.
Things are still a little stressfull here with everything going on and with the ex-President threatening to come back into the country, but everything has been peaceful so far. Our guides and helpers on the project are being amazing protection for us, as well as becoming friends and family with us.
I have already taken a lot of pictures, but I have no way to upload them, so those will have to wait.
Saturday we will go to the new clinic ot see some of the children we sponsor and then head out to Jovenes to finish one side of the roof and start on the other. Sunday will be a day of rest here, so no work, but we will go to church and maybe do a bit of sightseeing.
We are all a little sunkissed, a little exhausted, and our feet hurt at bit, but we are having an amazing time.
I cannot put into words what I feel when little Dennis meets me out of the van with a 2 minute long hug after just meeting me yesterday. Everything we are doing here, the money that we saved and spent, the time it took to get here, the sleep we may be losing, and the bit of sunburn on my arms is all worth it to see their faces.
I hope with all of my heart that everyone has a chance to truly serve someone else in their lifetime. For when you truly give of yourself is when you find out who you are and what really matters to you. I would not give up this experience for anything.
I hope you all enjoy the guest posts!!! I promise some pictures when we get back, and I hope everyone is having a great week.