Friday, January 14, 2011

Our last day in San Carlos

Today has been an emotional day. It is our last day in San Carlos and we are processing all of our experiences and moments. I don't think anyone here will be leaving as the same person they were when they came.
We did some more work on Pastor Rafael's house - another layer of styrofoam bricks that were angled to make the roof line. The septic tank crew also cemented the tank cover.
In the baby blue house, we put on the finishing touches such as curtains at the windows, shelving, bedding and groceries.
Late afternoon we returned to Rafael's church to do our last kids club, but we discovered that there was a community program going on with at least a hundred children, so we decided to do only the drama and then have a trivia contest to give out more soccer balls. It was good to discover that many children had actually followed the story and knew the answers.
Then we headed back to the baby blue house to present it to Ilse, the new owner. She was very overwhelmed and appreciative and expressed her gratitude through her tears.
Supper today was served to us by Pastor Rafael and his wife Maricela, with help from their sons and sons' girlfriends. It was a very special meal, and included a short program with praise and worship and emotional speeches from Rafael, Maricela and Phillip.
Tomorrow right after breakfast we head out on our long road trip to Tucson. I will miss the daily van rides to the work site (NOT) and bouncing around on the fantastic roads here! Thanks for your prayers - we have certainly felt them. Love to all family back home!

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