School Construction

It has been almost a week since we left Ecuador. Unfortunately I caught a monster URI and was under the weather for the last two days in Shell and the trip home. They don't have Nyquil or Vicks VapoRub in Shell, so I had to tough it out. I am feeling better and we are settled back in our lake home (The rented one). As you can see in the above picture, after spending time waiting for the rebar to arrive and preparing the site, the team finally was able to pour the footings for the Casa de Fe school. It rained buckets and buckets the day they poured cement so Per (the job foreman) called me and reported that the team would be late for supper. They worked until the project was done. While they were working during what should have been supper time, Patti Sue called me and said, "You will not believe what I am seeing out the window. The team is working incredibly hard to finish the footings." She was obviously impressed with the effort of our team. Good ol' midwestern work ethic!

We brought the team home with minimal problems, no major injuries or illnesses.

We appreciate all your support, especially the prayers.

Bob has begun preparing for next year's trip!

Grandpa Bobber

"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." ~ Thomas Edison