Today was quite a 'hump day' for the team. Based on the numeration from Tuesday's post, latrine #2 got the concrete floor poured today. Latrine #1 got most of its wall built, and I wouldn't be surprised if it was finished when we get there tomorrow. The ground work for the water purification system foundation made great progress. Everyone on the team pitched in to help the construction crews keep momentum.
VBS sang songs and studied the story about Jesus and the paralytic with the kids. In the afternoon, VBS made bracelets with both the lids and the adults.
Facts I learned today:
1. The people of the batey are VERY appreciative of the latrines. Adults and kids have consistently helped out with the construction process. It's a good feeling to know that the people you are helping really understand, and appreciate, what is being built.
2. Dominican time is some obscure version of Americano time.
3. There must be at least three bosses per construction site.
4. Apparently, Katie has been telling the kids that she is a princess.
|Workers in the Sugarcane Fields|
|Josh and One of His Batey Friends|
|Brett & Patricia and Two of Her Friends|
|The Team Built the Walls of Latrine #1 Today|
|Team Got Floor Poured on Latrine #2|
|Work Site #3 - Foundation for Water Purification System|