Day 11 – Saipan

Wednesday, Mar 20, 2019

Duane, PR, Danny, Anet and I arrived at the house we were working on and continued to build the roof over the porch area.  When we were almost finished with the roof, the large boar got out of his pen and harassed the neighbours pigs.   The owner finally got him back and had to chase him out of the house when he plowed his way through the door.

We had a few interruptions, however we were able to finish the porch roof by early afternoon.

We took a picture in front of the house with the family and then Duane led a dedication prayer for the house and the family.

From left to right Dan Driediger ( AKA Radar), Duane Cookson, Anet Gingerich, a FEMA case worker, myself, PR Schrock, the owners mother, the owners sister , Danny Canaviri and the owner.

We packed up our equipment and brought it over to the next house we would be working on, but by the time we were finished unloading our equipment it was after 3 pm, so we quickly headed back because we had a 4 pm meeting with a FEMA representative.

The team of Greg, Kendall, Ed, Phil, Richard and Radar, finished the house they were working on and started on a new house.   We have now finished the roofs and some interior work on 4 different houses.

We had our project review and devotions at 4 pm and then Ashlyn from FEMA joined us to review some logistics.

Most of the volunteers went to the 360 restaurant.  PR and I went back to the Thai restaurant and then had some fried ice cream on the way back to the hotel.   I took a picture of the vendor as he made PR’s Peanut Brittle Fried Ice Cream.

We our way back to the hotel, we stopped at the JoeTen store for some lunch snacks.   While we were in the store, PR got stopped by some ladies who asked for some help with a package of margarine.   Their english wasn’t very good and they were trying to find out if the package was plant or animal base and what it was used for.    They seemed to be satisfied with PR’s explanation.

We got back to the hotel by 7:30 and it wasn’t long after that the rest of the volunteers got back.

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