March 2024

Friends, fun, food

Written by: 
Rose Scott


Wednesday’s VBS was capped off at the original number of 50, which made it much more manageable for the leaders.
Thursday was our last day of helping at the school and we received plenty of hugs and high fives all around. Went on a shopping excursion to purchase items for food hampers. While food generally seems a lot cheaper to us, the wages paid here are much less—not what we would consider a living wage. The bigger resorts tend to hire people from off island, on six month contracts, so little job security. Out of meagre wages, they are required to pay for their own uniform and accommodation. 
At the Oasis we are well fed, especially with lots of delicious fresh mangoes-- cut up for breakfast, in shakes as a refreshing treat after work.

Friday morning Several went to the construction site, where a home is being built for 9 people. The roof and framing was completed. About half of us stayed back to clean and organize a storage room. This became a bit more involved of a job than we had expected, but with teamwork we managed to get it mostly finished. We determined shelving and plastic bins were needed. The shelving was more than a little challenging to fit together, but the finished product turned out okay.
Friday evening our guys took the young men on a camping trip (more to follow next time) and we had a girls night. "The girls painted tote bags, then their nails and played games. We ate pizza and ice cream, then Kim gave her testimony and a message reminding the girls how much God loves and values each of them. Then they got to fill their tote bags with personal care goodies and a few clothing items.
Pray these young men and women would take the messages they have heard to heart.

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