Leaving Caldas…

Such mixed emotions. We are all very proud of the work we were able to accomplish, BUT, we are leaving behind some very dear friends.

We finished the painting we were given to do. We finished the tiling we were given to do.

Over the years, we have touched every building you see in this picture. Some we painted, some we tiled and some we built from the ground up. All in expectation for that day when orphaned and abandoned children will call this place home.

So we are proud but also sad. We packed, cleaned, hugged on each other and said adios and chao. Volveremos!

Thursday was AWESOME!

What a full day. Many things were completed or nearly completed. No rain today, for the first time. Lots of tiling, painting, floor painting and digging.

We got a visit from our dear friend Jhony with whom we have built many of the buildings in this complex. He took time off of work in order to travel to visit us.

We also took a long walk along the countryside with our friend Arle. Colombia is beautiful and so are its people. Our hearts are full. One more day.

Everyone has a job!

It’s a very real illustration of the body of Christ… “If the whole body were an eye, where would be the sense of hearing? If everyone was a Susan, who would bring us snacks?

We are mindful of all of you who are praying for us and supporting us by keeping “normal” going without us. From those leading music to those taking care of our sick dogs. Thank you. We couldn’t be here without you.

Wednesday is in the Books!

Today we got a lot done, but it ended on a frustrating note. We completed the tile on the laundry room, finished up the paint on the laundry room, and got a long way down the road towards painting the kitchen. BUT, it rained quite a bit starting at 4pm and we didn’t complete as much as we had hoped. We don’t know yet whether the rain washed away out paint. Furthermore, the storm knocked out our power right in the middle of dinner prep. It is still out hours later. We were able to finish cooking because everything is gas here. So I’m posting this in the dark and hoping that we have power for tomorrow’s tasks.