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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Tuesday in Mendoza

Today at the work site, we were able to see the therapy pool we helped drop in the ground yesterday be filled with water. We also were able to help clear some of the excess dirt around their future multipurpose gym we will be working on the rest of the week.

Lucas and Tito moved a lot of dirt around the pool with Elisabeth Lloyd (not pictured) taking wheelbarrow load after wheelbarrow load to another pile of fill dirt.
Chachi along with several others got the first coat of paint on the inside of the gym. Because of the texture of the wall and the type of rollers used, it was impossible not to be covered in little white speckles at the end of the project. Chachi has spent a long time after work trying to figure out how to get all of the little splatters off of his skin. Last I saw him he was looking for steel wool.
Tomas, Rachel, and Joel pose for a quick picture between taking loads of sand to help fill in around the pool. Rachel missed the wheelbarrow with her shovelful of dirt one time, and Tomas and Joel razzed her for the rest of the afternoon about it!
Elisa, Vince, and Nathan spent most of the day interviewing various workers at AMAD for a video that we will be working on for the rest of the week. It was great to hear the stories of God's provision for the school and their dreams for AMAD's future.
We interviewed professionals in many theropy disciplines, and the had a chance to follow them on theropy sessions with the kids at AMAD. It was a blessing to see the commitment of these workers and their love for the kids. They are doing an amazing job under not always ideal conditions!
Tomorrow there will be more filming as well as more work to be done. Consistantly though in our evening debriefing times, the team points to their time with the students and the workers at AMAD as their highlights. The language barrier has been tough for most, but not even a little language is needed to interact with these precious kids.

Pray for us as we continue to seek to show Christ's love to everyone we come in contact with!

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