Day 3

posted Aug 28, 2012, 7:27 PM by Jennifer Binns
Today we went to Wilson's village. There are a lot of children and families in his village and it is always a great time to be with them. Each time we are there, we see old friends and make new ones. We were greeted by Wilson's family and were welcomed into his home. It was great to see that after we left last time, they had continued the construction we helped them begin on the house, but unfortunate that they ran out of supplies before they were able to put on a roof. We talked with Wilson, Amarilli and the kids for a bit and soon their driveway was filled with neighborhood kids. We went outside and said hello to everyone. In January, Helen and I were welcomed into the home of one of Wilson's neighbors. She is the mother of 4 boys and has a desk in her house where she provides manicures and pedicures. I had made a mental note of this last time and brought with me some new nail polish colors and some manicure supples. Jess and I asked if she would give us both a manicure (which cost just over a dollar each) and she gladly did. As practically the whole neighborhood of kids watched, she painted our nails and added some traditional designs. We left feeling beautified. I asked Wilson if there was a baby girl in the village that we could give clothes to. There was and we were able to meet her and hold her. I think I will bring more baby clothes with me in the future. It is a great way to get some serious baby snuggles in. Her mother was so happy to receive the clothes that she put her in one of the dresses right away. Que Linda! After Jess played her obligatory game of futobol with the neighborhood kids, we said our goodbyes and were on our way. On our way home we stopped at the supermarket to buy some snacks as we assumed we would be holed up in our hotel room the next day as Tropical Storm Isaac passed. I asked Wilson if he needed anything and he just said "Solo pampers y leche." In a very selfless answer, all he asked for was milk and diapers for his youngest. We were happy to purchase those things for him. 
As the storm was forecasted to hit later that night and through Friday, we decided it was best for us to not go out into the villages then. We agreed to meet on Saturday to do work that our friend Joel needs to be done.