Friday, March 6, 2009

A Time of Preparation

We have been busy preparing for the team the last few days, checking out the worksites, preparing room assignments and team assignments, doing a lot of facebook stalking to get to know most of the team, and praying. We've also been catching up and hanging out. It has been SO good to have people I know here. I have had the best converations and just feel so encouraged by the boys already. I'm REALLY looking forward to all that the Lord STILL has for this last week. LAST WEEK...I'm so sad!!! I don't want to leave! BUT the Lord is doing some really cool things back home too and I can't wait to get to talk to some OLD friends. 

We took the YWAM team leaders out to eat last night and stopped in for ice cream as was a much needed break! We did some laundry and hung it all out to dry...and then chased it all down as it blew away...Before we left for lunch (which was curried goat again...and let me take a side note...I am putting Stephen Byerly to SHAME in regards to picky eating.  He has turned his nose up at EVERY meal he has been here for and is appalled that I would even touch it...and I just roll with it. That's who I am, you know, flexible, kidding... He keeps claiming that he is not normally a picky eater, but he's just not into this Jamaican food stuff...) anyway, before lunch we counted 16 shirts hung out to dry incase when we got back we were missing any blow-aways... I mean domestic life in the carribbean, it's HARD! :) 

It looks like we are going to be working for a Homes for Hope project which is, in fact, building a house this week. I'm excited because it will be my first wood-framed house. I am very used to working with concrete block structures since I have built in Mexico numerous times, but this will be new! I love hard work, from re-roofing houses with River of Life, to completely gutting out houses in hurricane relief work in New Orleans, to building houses in Mexico and now...being able to put up a wood-framed house, dry wall, and a traditional see that kind of accomplishment...done in just 3 days! I am so excited! 

I can't wait to post pictures and keep you all up to date on how the week with the team is going. PRAY that I will be receptive to ALL that God has left to do and to tell me this week!

Everything is ready for the team and I couldn't be more excited! I just can't wait for Becca, Christina, and Ashley to get here--I already have a list of pictures I want to take! This weekend will be crazy busy, as will next weekend, but I will be sure to post as often as I can! We will be going to Negrill, to Rick's Cafe and where there is cliff diving...just so you know I will NOT be doing THAT. Well go to the beach both Saturday in Negrill and Sunday after church. Then Monday the WORK begins! 


  1. Yay for the team! I hope it is a wonderful week! And thanks for revolutionizing MY BB life last night! I love chatting with you! And I love your updates.
    You are awesome and I hope this week is incredible and the Lord shows you so much!
    Love you!

  2. Tell Stephen that Jesus would eat the food...