Today focused mainly around the building of two houses for two different families. River Oaks split up into two teams, each constructing one house. We each spent about 7 hours at the work site, sawing wood and hammering nails. It was a really cool experience to have a hand in making something that would bring a family so much joy and thankfulness. My favorite part of the day wasn’t the building, but the local children playing around the worksite area. There was this little girl, Carmelita, who would get the biggest smile when I spun her around in circles. Her and her little friends were also big on tickling. It was so cute when she would come up and grab your hand. The language barrier created difficulty to communicate, but a connection was built through smiles and little gestures. She touched me in a special way. I’m looking forward to tomorrow getting to build not only another house, but more relationships.