On Jan. 6, we returned to the build site from a one day hiatus. We were eager to continue our work. Prior to leaving though, we had some time to create cards for all the kids in the village.
The kids really missed us an were waiting anxiously for our return as they waited for our van at the side of the road….it was so heart warming.
In the morning we continued painting the units, it was get back to work. Being our second last day on the site we wanted to get in as much work as possible. When we look back at our work since day 1, it makes us proud of our progress.
Basketball is the biggest and most popular sport in the Philippines. Near the build site there is a court where an adult league (18 and over) play. We are happy that the nets we purchased will allow younger kids to also enjoy playing the game.
After lunch, we were broken up into TWO teams, one for each net. Here was the challenge:
1. Take the boxed basketball net to the designated location
2. Unpack the box and assemble
3. Find any tools necessary by asking the villagers for assistance
4. The first team to give Mike a hi-five after full assembly WINS!
Eventually both teams finish assembling their basketball nets……..let the games begin!!!
Before departing for the day, we made time to play with the kids.
After leaving the build site, we had time to freshen up at the hotel before going to a Filipino buffet dinner……yummy!
We also bought gifts for the village to share………tools!
2 tape measures
2 adjustable wrenches
10 sheets of sandpaper
7 paint brushes
5 paint rollers
2 screw drivers sets
5 different types of saws (not shown in picture)
2 wheel barrels (not shown in picture)
Big day tomorrow. We can’t believe we only have one day left!