You guys, we are so exhausted that I'm slightly mad that it takes that many muscles to chew!! I mean seriously. Jaw cramps with that beef jerky!??!?!?
Karla stated that this was "a thousand times harder than I thought it would be".
You will see in a second why she said that.
Yesterday Caleb and Bryce were asked what their expectations were and this is how the day turned out for them.
Caleb: "My expectations were greatly exceeded. God showed up in a major way even in a day where all we did was build. We got to show true hearts of service just as Jesus has called us to.
Bryce : my expectations were met greatly! I heard from other people outside of our church who said an entire crowd of people gave their lives to Christ. I saw that as amazing and very powerful.
Pictures for days!
Pallette wood for housing in some areas. Our hearts go out to them.
Took about an hour to get there.
Instruction was given. Some people were chosen for building, some for evangelism (sharing the gospel).
Started off with a flat slab of concrete and we were taught some skills. Pro-fesh-shun-AL!
Video of the first wall lift. Maria (top left picture above this paragraph and all the way to the right on the end in the video) helped us. Her family will be the owners of this house. We asked her if she knew why were building the house for her, she said no. So Ana translated that we were doing it to show God's love to her and that we were on a mission. She responded that she hasn't spoke to God in a long time and that this was a huge blessing.
Beasts with the paint!
We made a lot of noise so some locals became curious!
Second wall lift!
Third wall lift!
Can't build without a roof!
This is what we were able to finish. Amazing. From a concrete slab to this. Not at all possible without God. If you really know us, you would agree 100%!!
Heading back now.
Super long day. Forgive my spelling errors if I had any!! We had a short break and then it was time to eat and more devotions.
Topic was perseverance by a man named Kevin. "Perseverance is worth living for because Jesus knew that you were worth dying for. Whatever entices you away from persevering in the faith, is not worth dying for."
Hunter gathered us together again for a group discussion. He is working hard to lead us and he stated that he is "very proud of our group and the unity that we have. No one is bucking against authority and we are working really well together as a body." We have been reading your comments and find encouragement and love through them!
Two more students have expectations for tomorrow.
Cali : "I am expecting God to speak and work through us as we spread the gospel and work hard throughout Baja. I too am expecting the unexpected. "
Josiah : "I am expecting for God to do miracles through us and the people of Baja while we work and spread the gospel :)"
Pray for us that we get enough rest and more of Jesus!