Tuesday, May 24, 2011

A day Building...a early hike and a porch

As of 4:00 today it's very dark and cloudy, but no rain has fallen yet. There is another typhoon headed for the Philippines that should make landfall on Thursday. Pray that we will be spared the worst of the storm and that the work will continue.

This morning at 6:00 Andrew, Bob, and Linda set out for the lookout tower. We drove along the road as far as we could and then descended some stairs to the rice paddies. There is a path between the paddies, sometimes a sidewalk that you must stay on, about 18" wide with steps along the way. Then we had to climb quite a ways up to get to the tower, stopping along the way to catch our breath. The view from the top was worth it!

More breathtaking views from the top of the lookout tower. If you look closely you can just make out our new building with the shiny roof.

On our way back we stopped at the Catholic Church.  We'd heard that remains of the helicopter that had crashed many years ago with translator Jo Shelter aboard were at that site. Sure enough you can see all that is left of it. It was a good morning before our work day began.

The first porch truss has been set and the other two are waiting

Kyle had to trim the post before continuing.
Watch the progress on the porch
Kyle is hard at work
Meanwhile Bob and Andrew continue with the electrical wiring.

Some of the outlets and switches are in place.
The Balangao workers continue plastering the walls inside and out.

Robinson sharing some popcorn with the workers.

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