Today started off nice and cool. We were able to watch the fog blow in from the coast and cool things down. The views from the orphanage are amazing!
We continued on three worksites today:
La Mision house the students continued to prepare the footers for a concrete slab. They had to literally bust rocks with a sledgehammer to fill in the trenches for the footers. It is done this way to save money on concrete and rocks are plentiful around here in Mexico. The students here are dedicated to this project and understand its importance.
Carlos house – Students finished clearing the land and then began filling old tires with sand. Again, this is something people do to save money and build up the land for a safe house for their family. Again, the students have worked very hard clearing the land and filling/placing the tires
Casa De Luz – We finished the fence and the stucco on a section of the wall they were hoping we accomplish this week. We will begin painting the wall tomorrow. We have disassembled an outhouse, moved bricks. dug trenches and other jobs that need to be done to help further the vision of the daycare. Casa De Luz works with single moms in the community to empower them to start businesses, parent their children and encourage them in life. They provide free daycare for moms while they work during the day. Without the daycare, moms would literally lock their kids in the house with a little food for 8-10 hours a day while they went to work, sometimes leaving a 6-year-old to care for a 2-year-old. There have been horrific stories when this happens to the children. Casa de Luz has been a huge blessing to the community.
Tomorrow will be a half-day of work and then we will spend a much-needed break and rest at the beach before eating out. Though, the food that has been provided by our cooks has been AMAZING!!!
Pictures will be a little later tonight and there might be a video or two posted here. If you go back to the two previous days there are a few videos in the blog.