An update from Luke Boiarski,SCN, Director of the Volunteer Program:
We arrived in Belize City on Sunday, Jan. 8th and were warmly welcomed at the airport by Maggie and Abel Vargas, SCNAs, along with James Muschamp, our driver for the week.
We were given a short orientation about the city and delighted in a delicious Belizean meal that evening.
Monday morning we met the home owners, the Welch family. Together, Melissa and Steven have four children. We began to gather all building materials and start our project under the supervision of Hand in Hand project managers, Beto and Alphonso. Monday evening we spent time with the Sisters at the SCN Center learning first hand about the Belizean culture and our SCN ministries here.
On Tuesday and Wednesday Melissa and her family helped to mix concrete, measure and cut wood, build the floor and start to build the frames of the walls, as well as painting them.
Tomorrow we continue working on the house and plan to visit some Mayan Ruins in the afternoon.