As I am writing this blog post, I am sitting in the
I know that this trip was bathed in a lot of prayers by a lot of people, and for that I cannot express my thanks enough. We needed everyone of those prayers. I also know that this trip was invested in financially by many as well, which helped us to get to
In light of the prayer and financial investments made by many, I wanted to give you a one quick highlight from the trip so that it might be an encouragement to you that your investment was worth it. The highlight I want to share with you is about a man by the name of Carlos. Carlos is an Argentinean hired by Andrew to oversee the construction and remodel of the building. He is extremely skilled in what he does, having over 40 years of experience in construction as he started working with his dad when he was 12. While Carlos could not speak a word of English, it didn’t take long for us to realize what a gentle and kind man he was. Working through translators, he helped us to understand how things were done there compared to here in the
Later that night, as we all sat around in a circle in the now renovated building, Andrew’s wife Romina told us Carlos’ story, which she did not know until that day. In talking with him that day, Romina found out that Carol’s wife died just about two years ago, leaving him with four kids, 19 years of age and younger. He travels about 2 hours to get to
After hearing his story, there wasn’t a dry eye among us. Individuals like Carlos were exactly why we went all the way to
Before closing out this blog post, I would like to express my extreme thanks to Matt Dosh and Jan Wood for their leadership on this trip. Matt took over a lot of the leadership in order to make this trip happen, communicating with Ron, purchasing tickets, running our meeting, etc. Jan took over a lot of the leadership on the job sight, which was not an easy thing to do. We certainly did not have many of the tools and equipment needed, but Jan stayed steady and calm, making it possible for us to get most of our jobs accomplished by the end of the week. If you see these guys, please tell them, “Thank You” for all of their work.