Monday, August 16, 2010

Exhausted Team Recharges...

Since our last update...
Every now and then the steady hum... whir.. of the 12000 BTU window AC unit and various fans are interrupted by the squawk of a Perot, bark of dogs or the roar of a bus rumbling down the road. Most of the team is flaked out, completely exhausted and recharging. The little AC unit just makes the apartment a little more bearable. The activity would not normally wear out energetic youth, but the extreme heat and humidity sap you of all vitality. The siesta after today's first day of VBS was a welcomed break after the last few days.
The movie night was a great success with almost 100 in attendance at Bethany Chapel in Boom to view To Save A Life. The team joined the saints at Boom on Sunday and shared ministry in song and from the Word morning and evening.
On Saturday the combined youth left early in the morning for the 2 hour drive to Xunantunich, some Mayan ruins near the Guatemala border. After some sandwhiches and lots of cold drinks the team went to the Cave Ranch River for a guided tour. We walked through the jungle along the river then rode on inner tubes on the river through a series of caves, some of which were a mile long! (The first photo is of Thirza with a new friend - not poisonous of course!)
This morning the youth from Boom met us at 8 Miles where we held day 1 of VBS. Thirty seven kids came and enjoyed meeting the Canadians and playing the games. We had to improvise a bit as it was too hot to be outside - the first time I've seen kids not play soccer because it was too hot!

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