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Goodbye La Perla!

Goodbye La Perla!

On several occasions as we approached the steps down into La Perla locals from Old San Juan advised us not to go down because it was too dangerous—our response, a surprise to them, was, "but we've been working here for weeks!" We are so thankful to have had the...

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Two more days left.

Two more days left.

Two more days. We’re finishing up loose ends and saying our goodbyes. We wish we had more time here! Myrta’s poem. Painted on found board. Cleaning up the chalk. A look inside the flag (featuring Myrta’s poem). Adriana planted spearmint for the lemonade. Framing...

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Art, skating in the bowl, and glowing in the dark.

Art, skating in the bowl, and glowing in the dark.

This may have been our last day spending time with the children of La Perla. We did some final projects with them then took a walk to the bowl where they showed us their skateboard skills. It has been such a privilege to spend time with them. We miss them already! Art...

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Senior citizens, cake, and burgers among friends.

Senior citizens, cake,
and burgers among friends.

Children’s church, church, and then cake. Today was our last Sunday here before we leave Puerto Rico so we shared cake with the congregation after the service. It’s hard to believe we will be leaving so soon! After church we were invited to see a play, Un Corillo En...

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Puerto Rico, Poetry, and Prayer

Puerto Rico, Poetry, and Prayer

Today we began finishing up one of the pieces of artwork using a poem, written by Myrta, a La Perla native, that highlights her love for Puerto Rico. We ended the night with a late night prayer meeting. Sawing. Hammering. Cutting. Writing. Praying....

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Basil and the streets of Miramar.

Basil and the streets of Miramar.

Today we cleaned up inside and around the church, planted basil (for use with the lemonade that we’ve been serving the community), and lead a prayer meeting. Also, it was far more work than we expected, but today we finally finished the mosaic table. Later in the...

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Coast to coast.

Coast to coast.

Today La Perla’s community leader, Angel, took us on a road trip around the coast of Puerto Rico. We all had a great time together. A rainy beginning. Our first stop. Puerto Rico. Cara del Indio (Indian Face). Parque de Bombas (The Ponce Firehouse). Parque de Bombas....

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