This morning – Day 6 – was a bright and early morning as we headed out to do some manual labour at Camp John 3:16. We wanted to be able to get as much work done as possible before the heat of the day – which ended up being 37 degrees. On a side note, apparently yesterday a record was broken for the hottest temperature ever reached here on that particular day! I am so thankful to God for giving our team strength and energy to joyfully be getting through these hot days.
As we headed to the camp, Calum shared a devotion on faith and what it means to him to be walking in faith daily. He read from Matthew 10 and Luke 10. He told us that when Gary and Joanne shared their story about how C-Quest came to be a reality, it really impacted him and made him realize the steps he needed to take to trust in God in all areas of life - whether big or small.
When we arrived at the camp we were greeted by Gama, the founder of the camp. We separated into two groups and went on our way to either hauling large rocks or picking tomatoes from the orchard. The rocks we were moving would be used as a foundation for one of the new buildings. And we were told that the money made from the tomatoes will go towards planting more papaya trees. Then the money from the papaya harvest will be used for continued development of the camp.
After working in the morning, we finished off our day at the camp eating an amazing Mexican meal prepared and cooked by Tina, a lady who works at the camp, with help from her husband, Julio. Some of the girls from our team also pitched in to help them prepare our meal. As we we