There's been a lot of mixing and pouring and forming and smoothing going on here in Jarabacoa.  And a lot of rain.  But the work continued!  During our first week, Joe worked with a team of high school students from Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy in Ohio.   What hard workers! 
Watch the progress...
The before...laying out the new ramp that will lead to the lower level classrooms.
They dug out the path.  It was great to see them working with our Dominican friends..
The new classroom building is a two story building with 4 classrooms accessed from the upper level and already occupied.  The lower classrooms are accessed from below...thus the need for a ramp!
Then just in time for the concrete, a big group from Spring Arbor University in Michigan shows up!  Yay for burly college guys!!!
And and the first phase is complete!  Funds were available to keep some of the Dominicans working even after the work team left.  So, more has been happening in the last few weeks!

Joe is in his element, using the gifts that God has given him to organize, teach, motivate and encourage young people to work hard and work smart.  He absolutely loves working with his Dominican counter parts, Carlos and Patricio, who patiently listen to our span-glish and always have a smile and a hug for us.

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