Waypoints Defined

The meaningful points along life's way.

Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I find delight. Psalm 119:35

Saturday, March 17, 2012

In Over our Heads

Why are we in over our heads? Well, Joe's answer is because we did a roof today and it is over our heads! There was a little kindergarten of 42 students above Fuerzas Armadas that had been praying for a new roof. God answered their prayer through a cooperative effort. The community men did the tear off and this morning our team showed up to install the new roof. They replaced rotten wood and put on new metal sheeting.  The following pictures are not in chronological order which I am going to blame on google.

They finished the work by noon with some literal rednecks and only one casualty of a cut finger. We thought that was pretty good considering all the roofwalking and sharp edged sheet metal. Tom's finger should heal up quickly.

Yesterday our boss decided we could take an afternoon off and relax a bit. Picacho is a neat park to visit, so after lunch we climbed the hill for a great view of the city and the statue of Jesus.

Statue built in 1998
Team pic at Picacho
Time for El Patio! After Picacho we headed to the open air restaurant where pinchos are a favorite. Dad ordered an "El Patio" shishkabob.  Everyone enjoyed their food and the Mariachi music.

Saturday afternoon was the weekly youth group filled with activities, love, and kids of all ages. If I remember correctly we had kids from the age of one year to age sixty eight.  Soccer is always on the agenda.

Picking teams for soccer

A new chinese checkers game

The craft project was a decorative box made out of wall paper squares folded to make a top and bottom. The kids loved it and loved the time with their personal tutors to help them make it. Even the teachers were thankful for the ones they got to take home. And of course there was the candy. And the chalk war. We handed out toothbrushes to counter the effect of the candy thanks to lots of dentists and generous hearts back home.

Chalk War

Mike's Boys doing "Bien, Bien"
"One Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all, but grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ's gift." Ephesians 4: 5 & 6


  1. Project pictures!!! Love to see the amount of work being accomplished. I must say though.....I MISS YOU!

  2. This time is flying by! Only a couple more weeks until we are stateside! I will be looking you up! :)