Day 3 for the Guatemala mission team was when the construction started in earnest. On the stairs, half of the team was able to get the side of the stairs fully cleared, and the footing poured to prepare for laying block. The other half of the team was able to start laying block for the walls on the bridge. By mid-afternoon, the walls on the bridge had been built, and the team was able to take part in the Wednesday afternoon services with Willene Byrd (Sara).
The Wednesday night service had close to 50 kids from the La Barranquilla community in the room with Willene , singing songs and playing games. It was followed by a presentation of the gospel by Mike Williams, HGBC’s Associate Children’s Minister at main campus. After the presentation, Mike and Bruce Craig helped one of the community leaders hand out bags of shoes and clothes that were donated by the HGBC community to each of the 40+ children in the room. Seeing the looks of pride and excitement on the children’s faces after they ran home to try on their items helped each of us get perspective on how truly blessed we all are. The scorpion we found in our room when we returned to the mission house also accomplished the same thing.