After another delicious breakfast the team did a Facebook Live video for those back home. We then headed out to one of the homes supported by Hope Bridges.
We passed through town out into the fields of rice and water buffalo. Passing by farmers tending to their water filled fields of rice.
Upon arrival at the home we were greeted by Tera who ran the home along with a handful of the older boys. The children were at school which made this a perfect day to get some work done around the house.
Splitting up into two groups, a few of the guys joined the boys to do a fence tear down while the rest began prepping for painting one of the buildings.
Tearing down the bamboo fence went pretty quickly. Working as a team, minus some nasty ant bites it came down without a hitch.
We took a break and ate a fantastic lunch that consisted of chicken, rice, soup, fresh pineapple and more.
Replacing the fence, we dug holes for the new concrete posts we were to install. After a slight mishap that involved some scrapes and a trip to the hospital for a tetanus shot. The rest of us continued to place in the fence posts.
It was hot, even for those that were used to the heat back in the states, this was a different kind of hot. We had to take water breaks every so often to avoid dehydration or worse.
Once the posts were up and the painting was complete, we headed back into town. The return trip was a great deal slower than the trip up.
We got back just in time to take showers and prepare for dinner.
Every Thursday night there is a couple that opens their home for spaghetti dinner. We had an invitation and were able to enjoy some familiar food and great conversation and community.
We returned to the hotel after dinner and many of us turned in. As we are to return to the home today to finish the fence. The children are on holiday today so it will be our first day to get to meet them.