After the market, we had the privilege of fulfilling a dream that had been sponsored on the iam1ru.com website. Our Dream Agents, Ken & Michelle Desaulniers, had discovered that a member of this hardworking family slept on a dirty old couch...because she didn't have a bed. We were able to present a brand-new mattress and bed springs today. Unfortunately, the girl (a daughter) was not home, however, her mom was so deeply moved about this act of generosity and told us that her daughter's birthday is on April 17th and she has never received a birthday gift...this bed will be her first gift! We were able to provide sheets and pillowcases as well.
In the afternoon, we all enjoyed a fantastic break from our work -- THE BEACH! The water was warm, the sun was hot, the hammocks were comfy, the pool was lovely. We felt truly blessed.
Especially because tomorrow...it's back to work!
|Taninder - doing some shopping at the artisan market|
|Jorge's house - we are getting ready to fulfill the dream of a new bed for a girl that was sleeping on a couch|
|Bev and Karen with the grandma (she was excited to have us there!)|
|Unloading the mattress and boxspring|
|Carrying the bed into the house|
|Inside the house (it was dark) - a small, simple tin house|
|The mother of the girl receiving the bed was expressing her heartfelt thanks|
|We also presented the mom with a new pot for her tortilla making business|
|The kids are lining up to make their own corn tortilla over a fire|
|We realize it's not as easy as they make it look|
|A few of our tortillas on the grill (notice Matt's "special" tortilla ha ha)|
|Rosanna enjoying her creation|
|Before we left, we gave the mom and each of her 3 daughter's $20 each (a full day's wage is $15-$20)|
|A view of the gorgeous beach we enjoyed. The water was WARM!|
|The boys had a small feast|
|Some of us enjoyed naps in the hammocks (we HAVE been working hard1)|