This afternoon Ed "took" us to his swimming hole. It was a nice little place with really cool waterfalls. You paid your money to enter, there were some food and trinket vendors and a choice of a few different pools to swim in. We were able to swim out to a set of falls, climb the rocks to an upper pool, a rather easy task except for the fact that small fish (1" or so long)were constantly trying to nibble your toes, really. It was the weirdest thing. Deve joked later that it was his first ever pedicure.
We just had a very interesting evening (of course). What would a mission trip be without another truck break down. God blessed us by having it happen when we were at the Texaco station for ice cream. The clutch on the truck stopped working. Juan-Carlos, the guitar player on the worship team, was with us. His father is a mechanic and got us on our way, not before we got an interesting visitor who ultimately was escorted by the police in the police car to a location which wasn't far enough because he came back later as we were about to leave. I tell you....those Canadians are nothing but trouble.
We finished off the evening packing up the bins to give to the 6 families of the new houses, a bin for the family of the little girl who got hit before church, can't forget Pastor Jorge or Basilio and his family, have to include the lady who supplied her washroom during the building of the last three houses (she washed your hands for you when you were done),also 4 or so bins for the orphanage on Saturday morning, and left over supplies to be distributed by Pastor Jorge. It was amazing to me that I was nervous that we wouldn't have enough to hand out to all who we thought needed it. God took what you, our wonderful family back in Canada, sent with us and multiplied it to meet the needs of everyone we were hoping to reach,including the orphanage, which came up unexpectedly (just like Teen Challenge last year).
I can't stop being amazed at how our God reveals Himself to us everyday, and I pray I never will.
Thank you for praying for us, we miss and love you all.
P.S. Tomorrow we play soccer against the Mayors team in a "stadium". We are not sure what that means or what to expect. We are hoping to make it out with only 50% casualties. (We found out the P.I.M. also makes a great goalie)