May 2012

The Bethlehem Work Crew

The Bethlehem work crew arrived the very next day after the Deaf Missions work crew had left and returned to the States. I picked them up at the airport and we spend the night in the Bogotá apartment. Then the next morning we headed down the mountain for two weeks at the church camp project. We had a good drive through the Andes and arrived at the camp by late morning. The guys wanted to get straight to work and soon had shovels and wheel barrows working on spreading fill on the new driveway access to the expansion project.

Deaf Ministries Work Crew for 2012

During my recent short time in Colombia, we held our deaf camp, and had two work crews down to help with the work in Colombia. The first work crew was a small group of three people who helped out with the deaf camp. Dewayne Liebrandt, the deaf ministries missionary who is heading up the deaf work in Colombia came down with a couple from Virginia, Dewey and Laurie Hensley, and and Bob Santel, an electrician from Southern Ohio. We spent the first night in the apartment in Bogotá and then traveled down to Villavicencio on Tuesday.

Deaf Camp

For nearly two years we worked on plans for a national deaf camp in Colombia. We did a trail run last year and it went very well. So we felt all was set for a full fledged national deaf camp this year. We made our plans and all was moving along very well. In Colombia publicity had been sent all over the country a full year before the camp was to be held and interest was very high. Everything was moving along very well and the deaf in the entire country were looking forward to the event.