Getting into a rountine today with the tasks that we've been doing for the past few days. Completed the last of the 30 desks we were building and saw some finishing coats of stucco going up on the walls. We even watched with some amazement as the hired crew starting putting the roof on the first section of the school building With nothing more than a small assortment of hand tools they managed to put the whole frame up. Also watched in amazement as Denise took her aggressions out on a part of the wall that was to become a doorway.
When the work day was over, we set up in the church to show the Jesus film to a group of locals, adults and children, as we felt and watched a storm approach. Once the rain started, the noise on the roof became deafening. Nothing we have ever experienced before. We managed to finish the movie and waited for the rain to let up as we packed up all of our equipment. When we left it became obvious by the rivers in the street that it was going to be a long ride home. Because of the traffic we immediately hit, our driver decided to take a different way home. What was a 45 minute ride the past few days took us almost 4 hours. It couldn't have been more than a dozen miles. Bumper to bumber in over a foot of rapidly flowing water, motorcylcles zoomin in, out and around us, everything from normal street debris to trash, garbage and who knows what else, just churning through the rapids that should have been the road. There were lots and lots of people walking through the water, some out in the middle of the road among the mayhem of traffic some in nothing more than flip flops, but many just plain bare foot, with water up over their knees. You couldn't help but wonder about the potential of disease floating down the streets.
Our God is an awsome God. He got us home safely. He provided for our needs for another day, including a very necessary pit stop in the middle of the long journey home and another wonderful meal served by the staff here who waited for us to get home. And He continues to teach us through our late night devotional time and testamonies.
Bill & Kathy