We awoke to a cool morning, ate breakfast at 6:20AM, then headed out to our projects. I chose to help build the wall at the elementary school. There were 4 of us. Others went to the elementary school to build an extension to the assembly area and build the counseling center. Many also worked with the children on varying projects. We had 2 young people from New York with us that worked with the children on singing projects and many worked with the children on other projects, such as crafts, etc. I quickly realized that it would not be a good idea to work at the elementary school when I noticed boards laying across the deep trenches for footings that we had to walk on and then a chain link fence laying on the ground that we had to cross carrying concrete block. As I tried to walk across the chain link fence, not even carrying blocks, I tripped and fell scraping my arm and legs. I decided to leave that project as I knew I would be injured. I walked across the pedestrian bridge that we had worked on last year for the first time and made my way to the middle school. There were 2 building projects there that I was more suited to. I have found through the years that my skill set includes digging, concrete mixing and some wheel barrow work. I am not good at carrying 5-gallon buckets loaded with either water or concrete. I decided that I might be needed at the counseling center. I worked with 2 other men on our team and 3 Hondurans. We were told to level a large dirt hill by backfilling the footings, which had 2 levels of blocks already laid, which we did. We worked from about 7:30 to 11:30AM and then left for lunch at the Ranch. We then loaded back up on the bus for our afternoon work. I chose to work with the villagers in Coluco to assemble the water filtration stands, since I had brought a drill. We gathered in the assembly area of the elementary school and found that many women in the village had arrived to help and a few men. We had 3 groups going at once, since we had 6 drills. We showed the Hondurans how to pre-drill the holes and then use the drill to drive the screws in. This took a little bit of time to begin with, but then it went faster. My team used a young girl named Jennifer to pre-drill the hole and a Honduran called Carlo to drill in the screws. The stands had 16 different wood pieces and 64 screws, so each one was a long process. I can’t remember exactly, but I think we assembled 35 or so stands that first day and once we assembled them, the ladies and children painted them a rust color and set them out to dry. We didn’t have enough paint, so we had to leave some for the next day. We left out work about 5:00 to head back to the Ranch.