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Friday, March 31, 2017
Here is a final update from Doug:
In only four days, 9 houses were completed by Northside for 9 wonderful families. Today was especially moving as we dedicated the homes to God and these families. Many tears of thanks (on both sides) were shed.
This afternoon, Cynthia Stillings and Ashley Ledrick were baptized into Jesus Christ in front of everyone from both groups.
Tomorrow, we'll enjoy some down time. Some will zip line, some will hike a volcano,...
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Thursday, March 30, 2017
Today was another great day. Not only are the houses nearing completion, but also was a day of great interaction with the families and the community. One of the teams was invited to a school where kids were able to get out of class to play with our group. They had a blast!
Tomorrow, most of the houses will be completed in the morning, with dedications planned for the afternoon. There should be even more opportunities to interact with our new friends.
Every team seems...
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Wednesday, March 29, 2017
The team had a great 2nd day of working! Here is an update from Doug:
What an amazing day in Guatemala! Each of the teams stood walls of the homes and began putting up the siding. We're loving the interaction with the families and the kids in the community. The pastors have been working with us on the build sites, so it's great to see their support and work with the families. The community as a whole has been so encouraging, and thankful that we're here to help. Casas por...
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Monday, March 27, 2017
It was a big first day of building for our teams!
Doug's team (with the adult/family group) was blessed to have a great worksite that was well prepared in advance and with lots of space to work. There house is for Pastor Juan's son and his family.
Two of the three adult sites were pretty challenging. One was up a steep hill, while the other is working in very tight spaces. Nonetheless, everyone enjoyed the hard day of work, knowing that we're serving families in great...
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Sunday, March 26, 2017
Today, 164 students and adults left for a week long trip with Casas Por Cristo in Guatemala. They will be split up into two groups that will be building a total of nine houses (six by the student team!).
This afternoon, The Guatemala team all arrived safely. They made it to the camp to settle in, get some rest tonight and begin the house-builds in the morning.
Be praying that God uses this team in big ways and stay tuned for daily updates this...
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