Guatemala Relief Trip July 11-20-2014
Day two 7-13-14
As always point A to point B went off without incident. Point B being the destination in San Marcos. We kinda just hung out for the afternoon getting to know the pastor here and taking a look at this little town. It seems quiet here and is a very pretty place. It’s in some altitude so it’s actually very chilly here. Jeremy and I got to bed fairly early because tomorrow would start the beginning of a very busy 8 days.
We arose early with the pastor and a driver and drove down the mountain to warmer climate. Our destination was San Pablo. There we looked at a church named Iglesias Bautista Monte Moria, pastored by Juan Lopez. This church is in the same association as the one in San Marcos where we are staying now. This church collapsed in the 2012 quake and during the rebuilding stages it suffered further damage from this recent earthquake. The two side walls shifted as well as the footers on these two walls. My job for CI will be to lead the effort to repair and make this structure safe. There are other projects but this is the main one. Home repairs will be made also. Jeremy will leave tomorrow night leaving me here by myself to do the work with the locals. My Spanish is a little on the rusty side since I’ve been in Haiti the last seven years. I’m excited and looking forward to the challenge.