Day 8 - Return to Audayr
Hey Everyone! It's Rachel!
To start off the day we had cereal for breakfast so we could quickly load up the truck with supplies and head out the door to Audayr. One of the houses Jim & Penny had previously built unfortunately had some water damage so we brought cement, cinder blocks, and the tools needed to build a blockade in front of the house to prevent flooding. Some of the team brought cement and cinder blocks down a long winding road to the house in need of repair. The rest of the team worked with the children of the town. I'm so thankful to have had the experience of returning to Audayr. I recognized many of the children I had met two years ago and was able to see how they've grown and changed. Some of these children go to school but many do not so these children were extremely eager to learn all about what we were reading. At one point I had a circle of adorable little kids around me as I read book after book to them. One little boy in particular, Antonio, stayed with me the entire time wanting to read and learn more. He shared with me that he did not know how to read so he wanted me to teach him as much as I could. These children weren't as interested in the toys we had for them to play with but wanted to be held, talked to, and shown love. Before we left, we passed out some mangoes to the people of the town that we had picked earlier in the week. This was with out a doubt one of the best days here in Jamaica & I'm so excited for Y.S. Falls tomorrow!