Today we started off with a Belizean breakfast- fry jack, beans, and canned ham.
After breakfast, Elijah gave us some thoughts in Ephesians 4:22, speaking about putting off the old man, and putting on the new man. Once we finished up, we all loaded up to head off to the church to lay out new concrete.
Once there, we unloaded the truck, and the real work began. It was so hot that Trey has turned into a lobster (figuratively) from the sunburn. We started off by... going back to the house for a sieve while Pastor Troy and George, a member of the church, started measuring out the area for the concrete.
Now with the sieve, we started getting all the rocks out of the dirt to mix the concrete. The concrete was going to fix a small lip in front of the doors, as well as expand the front porch.
We had a bit of a slow start, but we got a good amount of dirt sifted and the area measured out and ready for pouring, but first; lunch.
Lunch was from the rainbow cafe, with pork, rice, and beans. They had a habanero pepper on part of the rice, which is a little more than some of us can handle, and we felt some burn even after taking them out. Zach also caught a wild lizard, which was very cool to see!
Once we all finished lunch we went back out to pour the first batch of concrete.
We started out by mixing the cement with the water and dirt, and pouring it out onto the porch. Once we had the second batch poured we realized that Pastor Troy was the only one smoothing it out, and couldn't do so at the rate we were going. Unfortunately, we had to wait for Chino, another member, to help Pastor Troy smooth and flatten it. We also changed the mixture a little, and it helped a lot. Once finished, we had some extra, so Pastor Troy and Pastor Andrew made a step for the back door.
We headed back to the house and had dinner, made up of enchiladas, rice, and green beans- all of which were amazing. Thank you Mrs. Suzannah for dinner!
Thank you for your support and prayers. Please continue to pray that God will continue to work in our team.
Signing off for today,
Andrew and Trey.