Mission Helps Work Team

Last Thursday I headed back down to Nicaragua to help get ready for the Mission Helps team that was coming in to put on a roof and pour a floor for Julio's new church. We went and got the wood, cement and supplies so everything would be ready for the team on Saturday morning.
On Friday morning I found myself on the 4 am bus to Managua. As you can tell I was just so enthused. haha. I was in and out of it for the three and half hour ride.
One of the first stops was the Mexican embassy. Julio needed to get a visa to go with us to the pastor's meeting but they didn't give him the visa so maybe next time.
We strolled around town while we waited for the team to fly in.
The team made it in ok. We got the rental van and headed back the windy, twisty, curvy, mountainous road to Ocotal. I was so car sick when we finally got there, that was one of the longest rides of my life.
Saturday morning bright and early the team was ready to hit it. 
John Holderbaum working his biceps hauling buckets of cement.
Dave Weaver kept us all in line and kept us laughing as well.
John Dykes and Johnathan Lucas cutting wood for the rafters.
They got all the rafters built and ready for Monday.
Aaaaah nothing like some good Nicaraguan rice and chicken.
I had to come home Saturday afternoon and get things ready for Sunday. I would have loved to have spent the week with these guys but it didn't work out. At least I got to spend a few days with them. I did hear that they got the roof on and the floor poured despite some rainy weather. They sure have been a blessing to the work. Thanks Mission Helps!!


Dorcas said...

That is wonderful that the Missions Helps Team came to help with the Church. Brandon & John Holderbaum are good friends!!

Jeanne said...

Good job!