Day 3 Update:
After dinner, many of the team competed in a wall sit challenge. Steve is the champion!
We arrived at the site this morning to find our slab looking good (with a few puppy paw prints).
We jumped right into building walls, and after many bent nails, just a few sore fingers, and some excellent hammering practice, we had walls and rafters ready to go.
Raising the walls into place was inspiring, and made the hard work of building the foundation even more worthwhile.
Once we had the walls in place, we all worked to attach walls to foundation, rafters to walls, and siding to walls. Many nails were pounded in, a lot of energy was expended, and by the end of the day, we had what really looked like a house. And in addition to connecting the parts of the house, our team built connections.
We had a great time really connecting with the family – working together, sharing jokes with gestures, smiles and laughter. We are building a house, but we are also finding other ways to show Jesus’ love.
PACeS mission trip to Guatemala (in the town of San Raymundo) is going well!
We had safe flights on Monday, and all ten team members met up in the Houston airport for the final leg of the journey. We arrived in Guatemala City and cleared customs – after an hour long drive along 12 miles of dark, winding road, we arrived at our lodging.
After a few hours of sleep, we ate breakfast and headed to the site. It was located at the top of a winding hill/road. In a very tight space, some members prepped the ground and forms for concrete, while others started cutting lumber for the next day.
After a delicious lunch of burritos, Gatorade, and apples, it was time to pour the slab. All hands pitched in to supply the mixers with gravel, sand, water and cement.
Two and a half hot, tiring, muscle-burning hours later, we had a slab!
We cleaned up, said goodbye to the family and headed back to rest.
Tomorrow, the walls and roof!
If you weren’t able to attend the Home Education meeting
(held on Monday, September 17th) but would still like to see the presentation/discussion,
Thanks to all who participated, and we look forward to meeting again on Monday, November 19th at 6:30 pm (MT).
Email Chris Dubyna if you need more information about how to attend.
I have attached the exam supervision expectations for Grades 9-12 here. Please let us know if you have any questions.
This Sabbath Sept 8th we will having our annual PACeS Sabbath get-together.
This year we will be meeting in Lacombe at Casey’s Cabin on the campus of Burman University.
I have attached a link for directions below.
Please let me know if your family is planning to attend.
This will help us plan for the day. You can come for part of the day or all of it.
Please join us for a day of family fellowship outdoors. Casual/Comfortable dress is recommended. Bring your lawn chairs.
10:30 am – Church Activities – Bring lawn chairs
12:30 pm -Haystack Potluck – Bring 2 or 3 haystack items to share with the group. Juice, paper plates, cutlery and, cups will be provided.
Afternoon -Visiting/Free Time/Hike etc.
Supper: -Hot dog Roast: Bring your own hot dogs, buns and roasting sticks. We will all eat together by the fire. Ketchup, mustard, relish, paper plates, cutlery, cups and, juice will be provided.
Vespers -After supper – we will have a short vespers program for anyone who is able to stay
Link for map/directions to Casey’s Cabin: https://goo.gl/maps/Hapu5hmorZU2