If you got bumped into God’s path, then you are blessed

Today we went to Arena Blanca.  It is a mountain village a little over an hour from where we are staying.  The road to get there is winding and bumpy (luckily no one got car sick). The scenery was beautiful.  The mountain sides are full of coffee plants and lush vegetation.  After the rain we got last night the temperature was a pleasant surprise.  The girls described it as brisk.  It made the work at the school house pleasant before lunch.  When we got there, all the kids came running towards us! There were about 60 kids ranging from 1st to 6th grade. They meet in two classrooms. 1st, 2nd, and 6th grade students met in one classroom and 3rd, 4th, and 5th met in the other. When we got there, the guys put in a swing set for the kids that HAF donated and rescreened the front windows of the school. The girls spent the day playing with the kids in a whole bunch of ways. We threw tennis balls, played a little bit of soccer and volleyball, and drew on the chalkboard. Then we took a little break for lunch. Then we played and worked again. When we finished what we needed to do for the day, we left and it took another hour to get back home, but we stopped and took a picture by a waterfall. Then when we got home we, finished painting the tables and we ate dinner, then played cards. We all had a wonderful day filled with so much love and joy, because of the amazing God we have!