The girls and guys split up to continue the painting downstairs. It, of course, turned into a competition to see who could finish their rooms first. We won’t mention who won because it’s not important J (written by a girl). This took most of the morning.
After lunch, we toured a local market to get an idea of where people buy their clothes and groceries. We also went to the boys’ orphanage to spend time with them and see the facility. They gave us a tour of their rooms, taught us some of their favorite games, and walked down to the river with us. We had a blast spending time with them!
We came back in the evening to eat a meal prepared by a member of Jarad and Jalayne’s church- it was amazing! We ended the night by playing cards and resting from the eventful day.
Today, we divided into teams again for the day. The girls completed painting the downstairs rooms, while the guys continued the never ending task of cleaning up the yard. When the painting was finished, the girls took a break from the fumes and joined the efforts outside. The yard is covered with rocks and debris, which we realized this morning was home to 2 tarantulas. Jalayne is hoping they’re the same sex. 😉
We worked to clear the rocks and trash in an attempt to get the yard ready for grass to be planted. The backyard has a beautiful mango tree that provides a lot of shade, which will someday be a wonderful place for the girls to play. In the meantime, our muscles were hard at work. We will sleep well tonight!