As I sit here next to the internet tree I look out from my hill perch and wonder what the day will bring. It is windy and cool again this morning with a haze in the air. We had rain last evening (not enough) which makes for this cool morning. The team members are still sleeping. It will be a difficult day for most as they travel to the work site, the classroom, or the homes that many will visit today. It will be a day of goodbyes. To the families that many have spent these past days building a house, working on the foundation of another house, or digging a latrine. I know the emotions that will be shared. The one house has a few pieces of the roof to be put in place and then it is done. The door and window have been ordered and hopefully will be here today. We plan to paint the one house which will make it last much longer. Some of the kids will finish the latrine at the other site. Only 1 1/2 foot more to go. The team has a number of packages made to give to families during their home visits while others have to complete a project in the classroom that started last week. All seem healthly. It will be a busy day. It's time to do it!
God bless to all. Peace, and thanks to all the parents of the Heelan team, husbands and wives of the chaperones for letting me be a small part of this very successful team trip. Much has been accomplished. For these young adults, it is just the beginning. I wish them well.
From Internet Tree central