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Puerto Rico Spring 2019

THURSDAY, MARCH 14

Becca Lamb

On our last full work day, hard work continued for all teams. Josh, Sarah Jane, and Megan from Team 3/ Pantalones Caliente wrapped up the replacement of the floor inside the kitchen. Bekah and I broke up the sidewalk to begin repiping the house’s water lines after discovering the leaks found yesterday were irreparable.

Team 1 continued working hard on replacing the roof on their site. They are almost done putting up the main support beams but still need to install the corrugated metal to the roof. Team 2 finished taking out the floor at their site while also replacing some siding and pouring some concrete.

After cleaning up and eating a delicious dinner at the church, we loaded up into the van and traveled to the house of my team’s translator, Ivonne. Tatum Connell and I gave a devotion while JT Mercer and Bekah Wommack led us in a beautiful worship. Following worship, Ivonne taught us how to make tostones and mofango. Tostones are a fried, flattened plantain seasoned with salt.They are made with a device called a tostonera. Mofango is a delicious dish made from mashed, fried plantains that are mixed with spices and Chicharrónes(pork rinds). It is usually served with a meat such as fried pork.

We had a great time today serving and loved learning a little more about Puerto Rican culture.

-Ben Gourley

Taylor Vaughan hands out the Tostones that Ivonne generously made for the entire group

Taylor Vaughan hands out the Tostones that Ivonne generously made for the entire group

Ivonne, our group translator, teaches Josh Ellis how to make mofongo

Ivonne, our group translator, teaches Josh Ellis how to make mofongo

Lindsey Baird, Tatum Connell, JT Mercer, Richard White, and Becca Lamb smile as they got surprise snow cones from a local vendor after a long and hot day of work

Lindsey Baird, Tatum Connell, JT Mercer, Richard White, and Becca Lamb smile as they got surprise snow cones from a local vendor after a long and hot day of work

Team 3/ Pantalones Caliente finally gets to meet their homeowner and got to show them all the work they’ve gotten done!! From left to right: Megan Kucera, Josh Ellis, Sarah Jane Thompson, Antonia (the homeowner) Bekah Wommack, Ben Gourley

Team 3/ Pantalones Caliente finally gets to meet their homeowner and got to show them all the work they’ve gotten done!! From left to right: Megan Kucera, Josh Ellis, Sarah Jane Thompson, Antonia (the homeowner) Bekah Wommack, Ben Gourley

Taylor Vaughan from Team 2/ Agua de Coco is overjoyed to use the power drill to reinforce the concrete

Taylor Vaughan from Team 2/ Agua de Coco is overjoyed to use the power drill to reinforce the concrete

Several of us went to Bebos after dinner and ice cream around 9 o’clock at night. Bebos is kind of the equivalent of cookout for Puerto Rico- cheap and amazing food with the main difference being Bebos specializes in meat (pulled pork, chicken, ribs, etc). From left to right: Tatum Connell, Taylor Vaughan, AJ Stanley, Richard White, JT Mercer, Ben Gourley, Becca Lamb

Several of us went to Bebos after dinner and ice cream around 9 o’clock at night. Bebos is kind of the equivalent of cookout for Puerto Rico- cheap and amazing food with the main difference being Bebos specializes in meat (pulled pork, chicken, ribs, etc). From left to right: Tatum Connell, Taylor Vaughan, AJ Stanley, Richard White, JT Mercer, Ben Gourley, Becca Lamb