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…..