Hello All, we had a great day today here in El Salvador! The team continues to be fulfilled with the blessing of helping to build a home for a needy family. Today we finalized the framework to begin pouring cement for the footings. Also had some great fun at our breaks, as well as ended the day in a pretty special way. We went to a park for a game of Futbol with the building team. Our HFH site manager proceeded to recruit an abundance of kids of all ages ¬†from the playground and before we new it, we had 22 players and fielded 11 player teams on the pitch. Needless to say, the Salvadorans showed us “Gringos” a thing or two about the game. Hope you enjoy the pictures and the story of hope, heart and love that they tell. Enjoy and God Bless!!

Okay, here we are bright and early, 8:00am at the building site, LETs BUILD!

Okay, here we are bright and early, 8:00am at the building site, LETs BUILD!

Caeser, our Mason, assesses where we stand and what needs to be done.

Caeser, our Mason, assesses where we stand and what needs to be done.

Paul works with Franklin and Caesar to get things lined up

Paul works with Franklin and Caesar to get things lined up

Paul works on the frames to ensure they are measured up.

Paul works on the frames to ensure they are measured up.

This is how the locals measure and alight the frames for accuracy

This is how the locals measure and align the frames for accuracy. Check out the fancy measuring tool they use – its a rock tied to a stick!

CVF working on tightening the re-rod frames

CVF working on tightening the re-rod frames

Oh my! That's a truckload of sand! All unloaded by hand and shovel.

Oh my! That’s a truckload of sand! All unloaded by hand and shovel.

This smiles tells the story; Joel is so delighted with our help and all of the progress we have made this week! His smile is the real blessing!

This smiles tells the story; Joel is so delighted with our help and all of the progress we have made this week! His smile is the real blessing!

Strawberry cream cake at lunch to celebrate Fathers Day! Francis mom has a bakery in town and donated the cake

Strawberry cream cake at lunch to celebrate Fathers Day! Francis mom has a bakery in town and donated the cake

Luke man's a shovel and digs in

Luke man’s a shovel and digs in

 

Bill's on top of the load a shoveling, Sophie is "freaking out" at the work this will take to move it.

Bill’s on top of the load a shoveling, Sophie is “freaking out” at the work this will take to move it.

Sands all moved, whew! Hey wait, back from lunch and a massive pile of gravel awaits! Yikes!

Sands all moved, whew! Hey wait, back from lunch and a massive pile of gravel awaits! Yikes!

 

 

Final set up of re-rod frame to be lowered into foundation trenches

Final set up of re-rod frame to be lowered into foundation trenches

 

 

The frame is picked up at all joint points by the entire team, and lowered into the trenches

The frame is picked up at all joint points by the entire team, and lowered into the trenches

Whats going on here, Luke and Sophie?

Whats going on here, Luke and Sophie?

OK, frame completely down, major milestone!

OK, frame completely down, major milestone!

Whats going on here, Luke and Sophie?

Whats going on here, Luke and Sophie?

Friendly little visitor stooped by today to say, Hola, Seniors and Senioritas

Friendly little visitor stooped by today to say, Hola, Seniors and Seniorita