While the physical work we did was so tangibly rewarding, the friends we made in Colima are by far the most precious.
For 3 Januarys now we've worked alongside our local contractor Roberto and his family. Their daughter Fatima and Serena became especially close this year and shared many cold treats and giggles together.
Roberto continues to inspire us with his hardworking and cheerful spirit. He re-opened his now closed taco stand just for us one night and we feasted. Daddy broke his record from last year and ate a whopping 20 tacos!
We got extra local help this year as the size of our project grew. Martín is a jovial contractor who worked with Roberto to patiently teach these Canadians the art of construction. Martín has a fantastic voice and loves to sing while he works, much to our delight!
Roberto and Martín are ingenious in coming up with solutions to many challenges we encounter at the job sites. However once in a while, we just have to go and buy our solution. We met the Arman family who runs this well stocked hardware store nearby. As we chatted in our broken Spanish, we found out that they're a homeschooling family!
"He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted." (Job 9:10)