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Costa Rica, 2013, Day Eight

September 18, 2014

Today is a work day on the “Seminary of the Americas” In San Jose. There are many tasks to be done here to help in the upkeep and maintenance of the campus. One of the tasks we were asked to do was paint the metal roof on some of the dormitories. The maintenance people on the campus had cleaned and scraped them so they were ready to prime and paint. Some of the team spent the day on the roof priming and painting in spite of the hot humid weather.

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Painting the roof

Painting the roof

The rest of the team were asked to work on a new building that was under construction. It was bathroom facilities with showers for people visiting the campus. The facilities are used for conferences and other activities but due to the limited number of facilities on campus it was difficult to accommodate a large number of people. Several of us were given the task of priming and painting the outside of the building.

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Painting the new building

Painting the new building

Another part of the team worked on installing wall tile in the shower area of the building.

Installing wall tile

Installing wall tile

This was a hot and humid day so we were all grateful at the end to enjoy a great meal provide by the staff of the Seminary. After supper it was off to bed for a good nights sleep. As we are off to bed I think of how the team has responded to each task we have completed on this Work and Witness trip, I am reminded of this passage from Philippians 2:3-4 NKJV

Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.



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