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Travel Blogs from Coban
Today was our final day on the build site. We continued on our tradition of passing blocks,but today was much more than just building a house. While passing blocks, we sang songs shuch as Amazing Grace. It really was about building a home.
As part of our closing ceremony, we blessed the home. Each of us stood in the home with the family …
That's right! We had a block party. Not the kind of block party you are thinking of however.
Our idea of a block party is a little different. We passed 340 more blocks up Mt Del Diablo today. It really did become like a party. The entire team participated, masons, and even the kids in the neighborhood.
While much was accomplished on the …
Wow! What a day! We are feeling the burn today! Today is also Guatemala's Revolutionary Day, so it was a national holiday. Now, normally this would mean a day of fun and rest,but not for us--well no rest anyways!
Major accomplishements today:
-Walls are going up
-4 rebar links completed
-sifted and filled 68 bags of sand and carried …
We survived our second day of building!
Much was accomplished on the buildsite today after a hearty breakfast. The foundation was completed today. In order to do that, we moved 360 shovel fulls of sand, 540 lbs of concrete mix and 50 cinder blocks. While this may sound like a large amount of material, it is even more amazing when you …
90 lbs to be exact!
Today was our frist day of real work. We began the mission we came here for of building a home for a family, and that's exactly what we did! Breakfast at 7 AM followed by a long hard day of work.
We arrived at the work site at shortly after 8. We climbed up a steep hill and got to work. (The pictures will …