Sunday, March 13, 2011

Who'll Stop the Rain...

The rains that usually come in February have now begun in the middle of March. We've had some real downpours, enough rain to find the tiny holes in our tents and dribble across the floor. While it's great for the farmers, it does slow down the work. Yesterday, the humidity was 91%.

But you do what you can. Here are a few photo updates:
Bob discussing window frames on the Mercy Air house with Ron Wayner

Removing a layer of bricks to make things fit

Rick installing some house wiring (thanks to Barb Wayner for the above photos)

Replacing the front brakes on the Toyota Van
The reason we want to build a maintenance shop!
Then there's the Saturday afternoon projects, like building a cajon (a Peruvian drum)

Bob the Builder is at it again...

You use what wood you have this case an old packing crate.

Then Bob got to visit a nearby school
He even took a stab at making lunch...
And of course, the obligatory ride around the school grounds in the missionary's truck before leaving.
And now for the rigors of everyday life...

Shopping for food
Shopping for lumber
Getting to know the locals
And for those who are worried about our diet (especially our wives), you can see that we eat pretty good
For the record, the best tasting of all these healthy foods is the Mint Crisp (middle left)
Thank you for your prayers. So far (other than the withering heat and humidity) we are doing well. Pray for good weather so that we can finish the projects we've started in the remaining two weeks that we have left here in Mozambique.

A special thank you to those who have given financially towards this trip, as well as to the Mozambique Maintenance Shop project. Your generosity today will reap great rewards in the days ahead as we seek to provide skills training for the people here in this needy land.


  1. Hi dad. Do you think they'd let you bring one of those lizards home for me? Maybe you could hide one under your hat! Just kiddin. Keep up the good work. Have fun!!

  2. Great pictures! Dad, I'm impressed to see you cooking on something that's not a BBQ! (Will says it looks like you're cooking stew....because "Stew is hot and you need a long spoon to stir it").
    We sent our love!

  3. It's great to see what you're up to. Hope you're able to finish well inspite of the rain. Love you. Nan
    PS Perhaps seeing how well you're eating should make us worry about your "diet". :)

  4. Dear Dad,

    We miss you. Thanks for keeping us up-to-date on your blog, it's great to see what's going on over there. Kelowna has had a bit of rain this past week, but no downpours. Keep up the good work :)


  5. Hi Bob!
    Talked with Connie the other day when she popped by the salon, but didn't get a chance to hear all the details of your trip. What a great blog site and fabulous pics!
    The pictures really show how hard you are all working to make a difference. And still having fun too... Way to go!
    So excited for you all. What a fabulous experience!


  6. Bob:

    Looks like a interesting and rewarding experience - I am sure you will have plenty for you and your buddy Marty to talk about on our next road trip.