Day 4

We had breakfast – fresh pansitos and coca tea, with eggs, then piled in to the van to head to our week’s project.  We’re building 2 classrooms out of brick and morter (at least I think that’s the terms I should use) and also painting a classroom and putting up a new nylon ceiling.  We have plans to paint a mural in the classroom.  So fun.  We also had the fun of hanging out with the Compassion kiddos who attend this project site.  It was awesome!

The guys are learning a ton about the Bolivian way of building structures.  My favorite moment was when one of the men was using a pick to dig out a big trench and then a couple of wonderful Aymara women dressed in their colorful skirts and all came up and took over.  They “out-picked” every guy there!  Hilarious.  My limit in the altitude was 4 shovelfuls of dirt, then taking a breather.

The children have the chance to take a shower at the site.  They bring their towels with them and have that opportunity.  A bunch of little girls did so today and we had quite the beauty shop afterwards.  Combing out their tangles and then French braiding galore!  It was fun.  I haven’t French braided hair in many years since my girls are all grown.

The rain started moving in mid-afternoon so we packed up the tools and gathered up our things and headed back to the hotel.  Everyone was about at their limit with the altitude, but I am so proud of everyone.  They are troopers and really are making a difference in this church project site and the community.

I’ll blog more soon…..


About cakboliv

Born in Cochabamba, Bolivia to wonderful missionary parents, Howard and Maxine Morarie. Grew up in Bolivia, both in a remote jungle village

3 responses »

  1. Debb says:

    My dear friend. Tears of happiness for you and the team. What a blessing for all of you and also for all of those your lives will touch in Bolivia. Keep safe and warm and know that Rick and I are praying for you every day.

  2. Wendi Smith says:

    I am so excited to read about each day. What a wonderful trip you are having!!!! I love hearing about the kids and the fun you are having with them and the frogger, soccer ball stories are priceless. We are lifting you up in prayer. Enjoy being God’s hands and feet. We love you guys.

  3. Alan Jackson says:

    Just happened across your blog and really enjoyed it. I just returned from visiting our Guatemalan Compassion child last month and am hoping to take my wife to visit our Compassion kids in Cochabamba and El Alto hopefully in December. I loved to read of your travels and experiences.
    Thanks for sharing,

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