Saturday, March 5, 2016

While Jim is Gone: Day 5

We had another great night of sleep, THANKFULLY. It's amazing what a difference it makes!

Joshua and I headed into Little Rock this morning for his Therapeutic Recreation. I made chili for dinner last night, so that's what Joshua took in his lunch. HE WAS SO EXCITED! The boy loves "re-runs."

I ran my errands, and then picked him up early. I had made a hair appointment for him at 1:30. He loves to get his hair-cut.

And then we came home.

Big, exciting day.

Oh! On our way home, Joshua pulled out the bottle of sparkling water he had left-over from lunch. He took several long, drinks, then held the bottle up close to his face, and looked at it. He said, "heyyyyy...I guess I finally got some of those FRITOS crumbs out of my teeth."

Because they were floating in the drink.


Early this morning, like before 5 a.m., Jim texted me. We really have not heard much from him on this trip, because the connection is not good between here and there. In the evening, after dinner, is when all the guys are trying to call/text home, and so what little wifi they overloaded.

His group is working so hard. Like, from 5:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Then, they have dinner, a devo...and fall into bed.

He said, "this isn't the 'faux' mission trip we joked about."

Because of where he is, we (our family) all joked that it was a "cover" for checking out some international beaches. OF COURSE, WE WERE KIDDING.

They are finishing out the inside of two homes that will house missionaries. Once the people with the ministry center there found out that they had real contractors in their group, and that they could actually BUILD THINGS...they added another building to the list. They are building it from the ground up. From the few pictures I've gotten, they are really making a ton of progress.

Jim told me that one of the "younger guys" over-did it in the heat yesterday (it was 100 degrees), and had to stay "down" and rest all afternoon and evening. The "older guys" however, kept on truckin'.

Oh, these young whipper-snappers!

"Whatever you do, do it enthusiastically, as something done for the Lord and not for men..." Colossians 3:23

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