- Written by Sue Gardner Sue Gardner
- Created: 16 October 2018 16 October 2018
We left for DIA at 9:00 PM Mountain Time on Friday (October 12) and by 9:00 PM Eastern Time Saturday (October 13) we were all tucked into our beds in Puerto Rico! Ok, “beds” is a loose term—air mattresses on the floor of a baseball stadium VIP suite can feel a little strange.
Our group of nine (five women—Cindy, Codi, Jill, Nelly and Sue—and four men—Don, Doug, Eric and Wyatt) have been joined by eight women and six men from Ohio, Orlando, Fort Worth, New Hampshire and Massachusetts to help rebuild in the city of Cayey, Puerto Rico. All of us are travel-weary but excited to see what God has in store for us the coming week.
Our accommodations are unique. We have a great view of the mountainside from the third baseline. It has been raining due to a tropical depression passing through the area. The roof is leaking in several areas, so we’ve had to be careful where we set up our air mattresses and where we step. The buffet table had to be moved, as the roof was leaking onto the food!
Much work needs to be done in this area. We will see what God has planned for us on Sunday!
“Hesed” is a Hebrew word that means “kindness,” “mercy,” “loyalty,” “loving-kindness” or “steadfastness.” It’s the way God intends us to live together—a “love your neighbor as yourself,” active, selfless, sacrificial, caring-for-one-another brand of living contradictory to our fallen natures. The “Heseders” are continually looking to work together to share some small measure of God’s extraordinary love. Won’t you join us?