We’ve had a busy couple of days! As usual, we’ve been visiting the deaf school every morning and afternoon, returning to the MTC in the evenings. The other team from Northern Virginia left Thursday morning, so it’s been pretty quiet here with just the 6 of us, the manager/cook, and her family. Each day, we come back exhausted from the work in the sun. We’ve had a few hiccups along the way with the progress of our work-but we’ve worked with the contractor to solve each problem and keep on schedule.
On Friday, we went into the market to buy an inverter for the MTC to convert the dc output from a few solar panels into ac electricity.
We continued work on Saturday, but split up the team. Three of the team went with Derek to a young adult group meeting at a United Methodist Church in the city where Derek made a presentation on leadership, based on Stephen R. Covey’s “Speed of Trust” program. The rest of the team went to the site. We fully assembled one E-loo; the other two will be completed and all three will be placed in the pit on Monday. After a long day of work, the team was “schooled” in soccer by some of the local youth.
I’m impressed with the way the team is growing relationships with the workers, the local children, the family at the lodging center, and with Sylvester Deen, the deaf school director.
The team will take a break on Sunday to visit another local church and then complete preparations for Monday’s Eloo assembly as well as putting together the solar electric system.