Day four is a wrap. We are headed home from Loiza as I write this blog. I have figured out this is the way to get the best signal and get the blog done each day. With each passing day Lucila opens up and smiles a little bit more. We took a photo with her today. She is in the middle of the top photo with the green top.
The goal for the day was to get the first coat of sealer on the roof and get the cieling painted. Under the watchful eye of Anthony "El Greco", our contractor (second photo), the team was able to get this done. Hector, our ABHMS liason, and Danilo, from Esperanza (third photo), were a part of the group that got the job done.
The rest of us worked on getting the cieling painted. We were doing well untill we realized Lucila's kitchen cieling was in bad shape. She told us she had had a fire. I saw for the first time in that conversation a sign of emotion, like that fire had been one more tradgedy to affect her life. We worked hard the last 90 minutes to get a coat of primer on it in order to get it painted tomorrow. Maybe covering the signs of the fire in the kitchen will be one more thing that will give her hope things will get better.
We are all exhausted, but in great spirits. All except Edith whose arms are aching from rolling the cieling. She is threatening a workmen's comp claim, but we think we can talk her down!
We are now headed back to Gurabo and Irradua Center for some cold showers (there is not hot water in the showers), dinner, and another evening of devotions and interactions with others on the team. It is a good group, and we are having fun getting to know one another.
We continue to covet your prayers. God is working through all three teams.