Saturday, July 25, 2015
Day 10 | Tyler Morlan
I finally made the trip to the church today just in time for the first day of VBS. Unfortunately I didn’t get to work any part of it. There was a lot of concrete to mix for today so Russell, Kenton, Logan, and I had to keep mixing all day. We have been on a lot of mission trips together all over the world and I can honestly say we have never been this sore or this tired after a day. The Haitians mix concrete very differently than we do in America. They start with roughly 20 buckets of sand add 15 buckets of stone (not gravel but stone), then 4 bags of concrete mix. I don’t know how we ever got the first batch done let alone the next 10 but God blessed us with the strength to finish what all he had planned for us today. Needless to say by the end of the day we were all worn out and so sore we were worried about the ride back. While Russell and I were discussing this we walked over to wash our boots off when a man who had worked alongside us all day came over and wouldn’t let us clean our own boots off. I tried to tell him I would clean them and that he didn’t have too but he wouldn’t be stopped. I haven’t stopped thinking about that moment since we left the site. Today wasn’t just the hardest day on me physically but emotionally as well, this one act of humility has touched me beyond words can explain I pray Russell can put this into words better than me.