Today has been a good day. We stayed at the mission today to see the health clinic and tour the medicinal gardens. We are all adjusting to the humidity but as of yet we have had no rain. The weather is suppose to change by Friday, however. Later this afternoon there is a game of five on five soccer at the smaller town field that has astro turf. Tomorrow morning we have two futbol games in the city stadium, one against the clinic workers and their sons and the other against the teachers at the school. We’ll see how that goes.. I don’t predict we will come away as champions but Jake, James, George, Mat and Sam all prefer to think more positively. In the afternoon I think we have a basketball tournament at the school, so tomorrow night we will sleep well.
Tonight we will go to the Wednesday night town mass, our first trip as a group into the town of Santo Tomas (although some did walk around yesterday and this morning). In distance from where we are staying the church is probably equivalent to a four to five block walk up the hill and into town. Tomorrow we will also go a little ways up the mountain to the school to visit.
The people at the mission have been amazing in terms of hospitality. We have all been blessed to be fed so well and welcomed so nicely. Everyone is doing well and really enjoying this experience!
Also, thank you for visiting our blog. Yesterday alone we had 474 hits on it. This is getting the students more excited to write so look later tonight for reflections from Brit, Steph, and maybe Jake. They are also excited to see the comments people are leaving. Your prayers mean a great deal to us and we will continue to keep you all in prayer as well.