Before I flew to Kyrgyzstan to be with the team here, I had some last minute photos to take in LaTinta and Senahu. You should see the house that is being built for the young family there! The blocks are almost done being laid.
Anyways, the young family is pumped about their new home being down. I dug up a pic of the old one.
I also had the fun of dropping by the school in Latinta. I got to deliver some supplies to the teachers and that was great fun. It was a special thrill for me to visit the PI sponsored kids in LaTinta. It was way to cool to have my pic taken with them. They are doing great in school and looked "bananariffic" in their uniforms. Jocelyn was late getting to school so we got Vee to find to have her pic taken.
Monday, March 8, 2010
Here is the entire family, with the entire iam1ru crew. What a joyous time this was. This was a great trip with a great team. I have included a few pics of the house below. Enjoy! To all those who gave so that this house could be built....Thanks!
You see folks, whether it is in Guatemala, Haiti, Uzbekistan, Kenya, Philippines, Ukraine or Kyrgyzstan at PI we are all about restoring dignity. I cannot wait to read reports of happenings in Kyrgyzstan once John Wright gets there in just a few days. It has been a busy March for PI....I love it! I have loaded a few more pics on the website. You can view them by clicking the outhouse pic above.
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Saturday, March 6, 2010
As many of you know PI presently has a team in Guatemala building a home for a family and also doing medical clinics. However, while I lead the team here in Guatemala, John Wright (PI's Director of Sponsorships) is preparing to lead a team to Kyrgyzstan. While they are there they will be following up on past dreams sponsored....checking in on children that are sponsored...visiting friends in their homes...partying with the men at the invalid home....and the list goes on. We are able to see all these things accomplished because of two key things. The first is the generosity of everyday philanthropists in Canada and the United States....we also now have partners in England! If everyone does a little....we can do far more together than we could ever do alone! The second are the incredible Dream Agents we have on the ground in Kyrgyzstan. People like Sergei and Anya, Larissa, Vlady, Vera....and many others. Take a tour of the Act of Kindness blog...some great inspirational reading there. Be sure to follow this blog over the next few weeks as reports come to you from not only Guatemala but also Kyrgyzstan!
Okay...enough about me! Yesterday was awesome as I was able to see the medical team in action and I also dropped by the build site. The house will be finished today. We just loaded up some fresh pics you can view them by clicking on the pic above.
Friday, March 5, 2010
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Sometimes....you just get caught. I could not resist the Snickers. This monkey loves his chocolate! I coudl not take it anymore....I went for it....I got caught. Jackie Todd stood up for me and I got to keep the chocolate bar. :)
Things continue to go well at the build site. They are saying we could have the house pretty much done here by Saturday. The medical team continues to do clinics and are impacting many. Last night we went to feed a bunch of volunteer firefighters and Ambulance folks. That was really cool. I think the Freakshow put a bit of a video together of some stuff we have been involved in to this point. To view the video....just click on my hiney! :)
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Today was awesome as the Dr's and nurses showed up to help in the morning with the build. What a crew we had. I was back early this afternoon and they already had most of the roof on and I am told that they will be pouring concrete for the floor tomorrow. The medical clinics kick into high gear again tomorrow. I will have some pics up tomorrow from the medical clinics. I just posted some new construction pics on the iam1ru site. You can visit them by clicking on Angie's flip flops....careful....do not chip the paint on her toes.
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Day one of the building saw John King, Don, Wayne, Mike, Geoffrey, Betty and Josh (grandson of John and Laurie King....our guests) head to the lumber yard where they had to load up their own lumber.
The pics are of the building site. As you can see Don Welten is figuring out how to make it all work. Because the property is on a fairly steep slope there had to be a retaining wall built. Today was going to be spent digging post holes....no gas auger friends...pick axe and Guatemalan auger.:) Stay tuned for updated pictures on a daily basis.