|Glad to have Alisha with me on a trip again!|
The city actually owned the land we’re working with, until what seems like a divinely inspired incident occurred involving the mayor’s infant son helped build a relationship between him and Andy. After that, the mayor found out about Andy’s vision for bringing medical care to the community of San Francisco (a neighborhood of around 4000 within the town of Siguatepeque) and he decided to essentially gift Andy’s ministry the land (they paid a nominal, ‘symbolic’ fee).
|Having dinner with the team and the Mayor.|
This week, we got the chance to have dinner with the mayor and his wife at Andy’s mother-in-law’s house. At the end of dinner, I gave an impromptu presentation of our team’s progress to date, helped by fellow EMI’er Justin Rolfs’ new Windows Surface and traveling mini-projector, and by volunteer Janine Nunfio’s translating skills! Things seemed to go well, especially when we saw the following morning that the mayor had posted pictures from the night on his personal Facebook page!
|Presenting about our work thus far to the Mayor and his wife,|
and some of the ministry board members.
|The dinner party - the Mayor is right in front of me in the light|
blue shirt, with his wife to his right.
|Discussing the water on sight (L to R: the Mayor, the City|
Water Engineer, Ministry Director Andy, me and
|Being interviewed by the media.|
|Andy translated, so hopefully he cleaned up any messes I might|
have made! :)
|Hanging out in front of the coffee shop near our hotel|
in the city center.
|Walking down the street to our hotel.|
|Digging 'perc test' holes on the site.|
|A saying to live by...with volunteer and former intern Janine.|
|A fruit stand along the side of the main highway. Thanks to|
volunteer Becky for snapping this picture.