After a long day of travel on Tuesday, our mission club team arrived in Puerto Rico and was greeted with a breakfast of French toast and sausage and a devotional time before setting out to work.
"Wednesday, Thursday, and half of Friday, we had two crews painting just about every exterior or interior surface that needed their first paint after construction or repainting structures that had not been refreshed since the facility opened 2.5 years ago.
Mr. Sanders lead a crew helping clear a large section to prepare it for the future baseball and soccer fields.
Then Friday afternoon, the entire team joined them, clearing the field before we headed up the hillside to blaze a trail along the property line. They need it cleared before surveyors will come in, remark the line, and then fence in that section of the property."
We also had a group that spent an entire morning removing the rocks, raking and blowing out the debris, and then replacing the stones to landscape around the building.
After several days of hard work, a night swim in a bioluminescent bay was a treat for the team. Algae feast on nutrients from mangroves in protected bays that have elevated saline content and warmer water. When disturbed by swimming, they luminescence.
LHS is so very blessed by God to have been entrusted with these students and this staff who grow in faith and service to each other and communities far and wide via so, so many varied lived experiences.
We look forward to their continued work and hearing their stories upon their return.