For the GS Team, we arrived home shortly after 3am on Monday morning. A long and greuling trip home, as some were still battling the "bug" and others just battling exhaustion. Our trip home began yesterday at 5:30am.
In summary, the team was able to work on 8 Adopt A Homes, provided medical clinics all week in Parramos, Parrojas and Parraxaj, 5 Animal Projects, 4 Agriculture Sessions, painted 4 classrooms in Parrojas and 1 school (classroom and outside) in Parraxaj, built 4 Stoves, provided games and crafts to approx. 400 children in 3 different villages, distributed clothing and shoes in 2 of those villages, distributed soup to over 600 families, distributed food hampers to over 70 sponsored families in Parrojas and Parramos, delivered mattresses and bedding to an 3 families in addition to the 8 Adopt A Homes who also received beds, bedding, pots, pans, cupboards and wardrobes, attended the grand opening of the Parraxaj school and washroom facility which had been provided to the community during Loving Arms' Oct. trip, held 3 Sewing Workshops and provided donated sewing machines, conducted 2 Women's Workshops providing much needed nutrition and hygiene information, built a home for one of the most needy families in Parrojas, provided a playground with a swing set, slide and teeter totter for the Parraxaj school and dug trenches and erected walls on Loving Arms' newly purchased property.
Many thanks for your continued support and interest in the work of the GS Mission Team!
Greenbank United Church
(trip summary adapted from Linda Conghlin, Loving Arms www.lovingarms.ca)