Good news… the rain held off for most of the day!

The puddles, however, didn’t clear enough overnight to allow us to hold our basketball-skills clinic at Highgate Primary this morning. BUT we did get to finally perform our skit, The Prodigal Daughter (starring daughter Mikala, dad Jake, narrator Sarah, and a very talented choir), and our song The Bible Song for the students during their daily devotion time.

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We changed clothes and headed back to the work site, which was even a little more slippery than the day before. Most of the girls abandoned their water and tennis shoes by lunchtime, taking the mudslide head on. (Again, no serious injuries to report.)

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Throughout the day, the teams on each house finished the roof, steps to the doors, the outhouses, and most of the painting.

Dinner consisted of peppered beef and chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, cheese bread, cupcakes, and everyone’s new favorite drink pineapple-orange juice. (Can you tell we really love our food? We may have all gained a Jamaican 15.) Afterwards, we ventured to downtown Highgate for a local ice cream shoppe, where we all tried a variety of flavors in the biggest medium-sized cups of ice cream we’ve ever seen. We wrapped up the evening by joining in a Bible study at Bethel United Church in Highgate.
Tomorrow (Thursday), we will finish the windows, painting, and back steps at the work site, and we’ll conclude our time there with a pair of dedication services for the homes. We can’t believe how quickly the week has flown, and we’re looking forward to enjoying the time left we have in Highgate.
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Joanne Green