Hola from El Sal! My name is Kelley and I'm a Junior nursing student at BC. After a fun night of card tricks and riddles, 6:30 came pretty early this morning. Being welcomed by the bright sunshine of El Salvador and the sounds of roosters cocka-doo-da-ling made the early morning a little less early. A little. We prepared for our hard day of work with morning prayer and another delicious breakfast. We were all excited to ride to the sites in trucks like the locals. Once we got to the location, the work began. After much measuring, sawing, hammering, and trial and error, the houses started to take shape. Group 2 lead the "competition", having the most of their house finished before lunch. Much to their dislike, Father Justin was on their team and let the other teams know. But don't worry, "Its not trash talking if its true" said Fr. Justin all in good fun. Luckily I am on this team and didn't have to experience any of the sass:) We took turns doing the dirty work and playing with the children, that were more than happy to play with us and spend time with us. Even the older children and adults were elated to help anyway they could. After a few quick hours it was lunch time! We returned back to headquarters for a scrumptious meal and a little down time. And back to work we went. With full tummies and the bright sun, the work slowed down a bit, and unfortunately Group 2 let the other groups feel like they were making some progress. After a few more hours of work visiting with the families and children of the community, it was time to say goodbye until tomorrow. We returned to have Mass at HQ and enjoy the chilly, but refreshing showers. We enjoyed another dinner and are currently having some fun, fun, fun!