Our second full day at the camp was spent prepping parts for building beds. We have made hundreds of cuts, drilled hundreds and holes, and sanded dozens of pieces. While we started the day thinking we would make 10 beds today, the plan shifted to prepping all the parts for 40 beds – the prep work is the hard part; assembly is easy!
We stopped work this afternoon just before 5:00 in order to get cleaned up and ready for the arrival of the Holocaust survivors from Israel. It was quite an evening with 30+ elderly visitors from Israel, speaking Russian, and 14 Americans (our 10, plus 4 more), and 3 translators! Some of us were able to share dinner time with some of them, and we all enjoyed the evening meeting, where some songs were sung, short testimonies were shared, and we introduced ourselves.
As Dan said in tonight’s meeting, we’re on ‘rubber time’ now, adjusting our schedule to theirs, and their needs. So we need prayer for sensitivity, clear communication, and enough time to finish our task of building beds. During our time of sharing praises tonight, several people mentioned how smoothly everyone is working together on the bed project, jumping in when and where needed.