Today was our last work day in Puerto Rico. We divided up into two teams. The first team spent the morning at Bill's Kitchen whose mission is to serve nutrious meals to those infected by HIV. Our team helped pack meals which included the Puerto Rican staple of rice and beans. In the afternoon, this team returned to our host church to complete some painting that was remaining from our first day.
The second team visited a local non-profit, Tarps for my People. This group began just a couple of weeks after Hurricane Maria with a high school English teacher and her friend sending out pleas on social media for tarps to help those in their neighborhood. It has grown into a full-time effort for them and they have recently been provided a location by the city to be their home base. We spent the day there painting the interior, pulling weeds from around the site, painting the exterior window bars, and trimming the grass.
As we prepare to wrap up this week, thank you for your prayers. Continue to keep the people of Puerto Rico in your prayers as they continue the long rebuilding activity. Also, please keep those who are in the path of Hurricane Michael in your prayers as it approached the gulf coast.