Tuesday, August 13, 2013

When will the painting end?

Second full day of renovation at the dorm: The day was filled with more painting which is the first priority, since everything else will follow the completion of that task.  The hope is that we will complete this phase by Thursday. Our foreman has the agenda mapped out so that the natural flow of work accommodates all that needs to be done.

We have a neat group of individuals, all of whom are Tennesseans and have worked with the TBC disaster relief group or have done extensive mission trips with the TBC or IMB. For example, one person just got back from Cambodia, and another couple dropped in from Peru and will be here for our two weeks, before finally returning to the states.   Our foreman and his wife actually lived in Athens, Greece for two years as ambassadors for the IMB. There's a lot of experienced people here and we are glad to be a part of this effort. What a group!

Each day at lunch we have a meal prepared for us by someone at the seminary.  It's been enjoyable, but the real challenge is when we get a bite to eat in the evening and we are on our own - i.e. no missionaries to translate for us. We ate tonight at a "Kentucky Pizza" and though it said, Kentucky, they didn't speak with a southern drawl, unless that might be Southern Hemisphere...  Here's a pic: