Friday, May 31, 2013


Yesterday we went to two different work sites for work.  One group went back to Norma's  house and another group met Ofelia and her family.  At her house we continued to dig a trench in her backyard, laid bricks (building the walls of the home)  and tied steel reinforcement bar (re-bar) into the cement.
It was a hard day with sore muscles, but with continued energy from the uplifting orphanage experience  and the support of friends we pushed through the pain.  

We exemplified  true team work and cooperation.  We formed a line where we passed buckets of cement to one another.  When someone saw me struggle they were quick to help, and visa versa.  If someone needed help, I would be there to jump in.  It was team work at it's finest.   

Between that and our line of brick-passing, cultures, language and other barriers  were broken down and everyone was there to help each other.  We were there for the same reason, to build a house...a home..a better world.  Not to mention that in the process, Father Ted got 'Baptized' while washing the cement off the buckets.  I couldn't  help but get FT with a bucket of cold water.
 Smiles and team work made day 4 another rewarding one.  We can't believe how fast it is going.

After work we went to Eduardo's friend's restaurant the "Ana del Mar" in Puerto Nuevo.  Before dinner we went shopping in the quaint fishing village.
 Many shop owners were trying to draw us into  their restaurant with their 'promo's but we ate at the Ana del Mar beause it is supporting a local business.   Warm Mexican hospitality was present from the owners Antonio and Ana, not to mention the DELICIOUS food.
 A fun night of laughs and full bellies  left us for a final day hard work.


Kristin Legge and Takuya Yamasaki

1 comment:

  1. You guys are AWESOME!!!!Thank you for letting us share your experience through this blog,minus the soar muscles We will see you soon.
    Love & Prayers, Mama Legge ��

    “Give, but give until it hurts.”
    ― Mother Teresa