Thursday, April 6, 2017

Wednesday and Thursday- Finishing up our Projects

Wednesday continued with fun activities in the morning.  In the craft area, the children all made really cool foam frames for the pictures that our professional photographer Sam, took for them with his polaroid camera.  We placed magnets on the back so they could hang them on their metal bunk bed frames. As orphans many do not have pictures of themselves, so they loved creating these to put on their beds.
Creative Artists

Sam the official photographer


There was also lots of music and games going on!

Karlie leading out

Juan having fun

Yum- fruit snacks
While Soccer or Futbol was also being played in the field. :)

We all continued on our projects until we left to head over to Casa Famoso who graciously provided us all a delicious lunch, of ribs and rice, bean soup and watermelon with a birthday cake to top it all off for Jamie's birthday! :)

Ben and Mark hard at work on screens

Lots of painting to complete

So many clothes to sort

Brick pavers being laid

Ryan finishing off the door and half-wall that was done
Beautiful new curtains for Casa Galondrinas
Delicious lunch
After lunch we returned to Casa Matriz and our projects until we stopped for the evening. Those who had any spare energy, headed into downtown Colima's shopping market for some souvenir shopping, before we all came together again at the Orphanage and had a party for the children. :)  There was pizza, spaghetti and another birthday cake for Jamie.  All the kids sang her happy birthday and managed to smash her face into the cake when she took the first bite!

Little Caesars for the win!!

Julie and Ashley

Push-up challenge

All the boys loved watching themselves in slow motion video

Lenzie is the arm wrestle champ!!

What ends a party better than 3 pinatas filled with candy?! The kids had so much fun taking turns trying to destroy them and get to the treats inside.  We even had some heavy hitters on our team that helped to that end. :)

Today brings our last full day of work at the orphanage and we are busily trying to finish up all of our projects they requested to help make life easier for them.  There is a whole lot of painting, patio paver laying, cabinet repair, sewing and screen replacement going on at a frenzied pace. :)

 Please continue to pray for strength and endurance for our team, as we put in long days in the very hot sun. It is very draining, but also extremely rewarding at the same time. 

"You are the light of the world.  A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven." Matthew 5:14-16


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