Return from Guatemala, part 3

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(posted by Sid)

Time to get to work plastering the walls of the church.  We had rough lumber and some log poles.  We did have hammers and some nails, and we used a lot of scrap wire, tied very tightly with pliers, to hold a lot of the homemade scaffold joints.  One of these scaffolds did collapse under a couple of villagers who were helping us, but they landed on their feet, laughing all the way down.

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Another smoky skyline, with the mountains in the distance.

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Back to work… Lincoln on the scaffold, plastering the wall.  Linc spent his mornings working with the village kids in the Bible School that we conducted.  Then, during the afternoons, he went to the church to help the construction project.

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Sidney didn’t get to do much work until Wednesday.  Sunday night, when we arrived at the hotel in Chajul, Sidney came down with the Guatemalan plague (our name for it).  It stayed with our group the whole week.  Going on the 3rd week later, some of us are still a bit turbulent in our stomachs.  It kept Sidney down in bed for 3 days.

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