God is soooo good. On a day that anyone in Minnesota would have been sitting their air conditioned houses we put up 5 Samaritan’s Purse homes and completed 3 of them…in 95+ degree heat. I can’t believe how much we got accomplished and still had time to sit down the the 57 children of today’s orphanage and read Noah’s Ark and color with the kids.
|Rob teaching Andrea to pound a nail|
Andrea learned how to pound a 3″ nail into a board and after several attempts got a nail driven all the way in! The look on her face was so precious!
|Rob and Paul starting the tarp on a house|
Rob, Scott and Paul worked hard on roofing and squaring up the buildings. The sweat was pouring off of their faces. Obviously your prayers for Scott’s ankle have worked because he was up and working on roofs and framing all day today! Thank you to everyone for the prayers!
|Squaring up a house and then roofing it.|
|Andrea nailing the tarp on|
|Jackie with the nail pouch on!|
Then after lunch we had a time with the kids where we could play with them and hang out. Rob colored with one boy while others just played with them. Early in the day Rob had taught the kids how to hammer a nail and use a screw gun too. All in all was and awesome day.
|Rob coloring with Christopher|
Please pray for each of the orphans we visited today. Pray that homes can be found and that conditions at this orphanage, which was close to the epicenter of the earthquake and lost all of it’s buildings, can improve for these kids. Pray for food provisions to come in. This orphanage lost no kids in the earthquake. Only one staff person was lost. This is a true blessing for these kids. Pray for stamina and patience for our team as we work together in super hot conditions and see so many kids in need. Pray for tomorrow as we visit yet another orphanage in the mountains and finish up the homes we started today. Pray that the heat isn’t quite as bad today. I understand it is below 0 in Minnesota without the windchill. Sorry to be praying for the heat to subside.
God is at work here in the lives of those we are ministering too and the lives of our team.
Love to our family and friends
Paul, Andrea, Scott, Rob and Jackie