This is where the kids have been playing for almost the past two years. A dirt and rock sanctuary.
The Palmerola Air Base asked me if we could use a few bags of cement. Hell yes, I replied. How many do you want? How many do you have? We ended up with 50 one-hundred-pound bags of donated concrete that I and insufficient but available help unloaded over two days. Next came a donation of sand by a local colegio. All this activity happened around the holidays. Finally the President’s daughter came to visit and negotiated with the alcaldia the labor of prisoners from the centro penal who were working off their court penalty. And this is now where the children will play until our new building is constructed sometime at the end of 2011. We are confident that the Personeria Juridica will be approved. If not, we have Sister Edith’s unbridled confidence to proceed siempre adelante.