Saturday, July 25, 2015
Day 10 | Logan Gibson
Because I am in charge of crafts for VBS this week, I was at the church site again today. We all enjoyed the 2 hour ride in the dump truck which you all were able to experience on our video yesterday. I think I only acquired a few more bruises thankfully! My first couple of hours at the church I sifted sand….again. Today was concrete day, so we spent the rest of our work hours handing off buckets of concrete to the crew inside the church. My arms are feeling pretty rough tonight! If this had emojis, I would be using a few to show you how my arms are feeling! Today was also our first day of VBS! We had between 50-60 kids attend, and they all smiled the entire time. Bronlynn and I ran crafts for all the groups which was awesome. The craft for today was children bloom when they are loved. The kids hung their crafts around their necks after they finished and were so excited to take them home. After VBS we were back to handing off buckets of concrete for the rest of the day. During one of my breaks, the boy I met yesterday, Vilcient, came back to see us and we were able to talk again. We talked more about his family and hopes for his future. He told me that he is the oldest of his 5 siblings and wants to be a translator one day. He told me that he also wants to attend a university in America and has been saving for several years because his family cannot afford to send him to school. He also told me that he wants to study agriculture so he can help his family and others here be able to make the most of the their land. Vilcient said that he is a Christian and just loves reading about Jesus which is why he wants an English Bible. He will be back to see us next week and I can’t wait to talk to him more! Tonight for dinner we had freedom or squash soup. Mom, you would be proud of me for eating lots of vegetables that I usually don’t eat (e.g., cabbage!). :) After dinner you will never believe what I did…braided hair!!! I don’t get to do it very often since I live by myself, so I am enjoying being able to do it everyday! We lost power a few minutes ago, so I am going to try and brush my teeth and get ready for bed in the dark. Tomorrow we are going to church at 9 AM and then on a hike. I can’t wait to see the waterfalls! It has been a long two days, so I am ready for some rest! Thank you everyone for all your love and prayers! We appreciate it! Love ya Mom, Dad, Libby, Laura, Tiera, and Bethany! Can’t wait to see you all next week! Eric just read me your comment from yesterday, Mom! Glad you are able to watch the videos and see what we are up to while I’m here!