We are team brown, our members are: Martha Kleinbrook, Olivia Stegeman, Julian Cervantes, Tony VanderPloeg, Nancy VanDyke, and Katie Van Wyhe. We are building a house for a family of 6 (2 adults and 4 kids). The mom is Maria, the dad is Mario, the oldest son is Alex (14), Gladis is a daughter (13), Rosy another daughter (10), and Ferner the youngest (7). Today was the second day of building: stucco and painting day. We started out the day putting up and sanding drywall. As a whole group we stuccoed the 5 homes and enjoyed working together. The families of all the homes were eager to help with this task and we had a lot of fun with them. Stucco is very messy and is used to protect the outside and keep water out of the home. After stucco we all went back to our individual homes and painted the inside of our home. The paint color of the inside of all the homes is a mint green and looks very nice. After painting we headed to lunch, which was amazing once again! After lunch we picked out bible verse in Spanish to cover the walls of our home so the people of our house are always surrounded by the word of God. Our verses were John 3:16, Revelation 1:8. Psalm 121, Joshua 24:15. We also put crosses around the house so our house members would remember the love that their savior has for them. The people we are building the house for are incredible and extremely helpful. They want to help in every way possible and you can tell they are very excited to live in this house.
After our detailed painting we packed up and headed back to the vans where we played with kids for a little bit. We are so in love with these kids and we love spending time with them!
We have been so blessed with weather and have had little to no rain. On our way back today it began to sprinkle. But throughout our work days we have had no rain. This is such an answer to prayer because rain makes everything a little bit harder to do.
Worship was amazing last night and we have all felt the presence of God around us. Thank you all for praying for us and walking with us throughout this journey. We covet your prayers and we are so thankful for all of you!
Love the brown team!