Dedication was set for 1:30 in the afternoon. We had four doors to hang, some concrete to mix, and touch-up painting to do. We were late to lunch, but were ready for the ceremony on time.
Ellen painting while a little friend looks on
Mike installing a door knob
Keith and Jeff hanging the back door
Scott, Drew and Samuel mix concrete
Marc Georges, with the help of our interpreter, Nicholson, told the story of the family who had lost their roof in Hurricane Matthew and then had their roof replaced by YWAM. Once the roof was on, the landlord decided he wanted to live there, so Ros and her five kids were kicked out. That's where YWAM and New Danville came in. What a joy it was to be able to build her a house and hand over the keys. We spent time praying for the family and for the walls of this new home. What a blessing from God to be able to serve His people in this way!
Marc Georges and Nicholson explaining the story behind the house
Maddie handing over the keys to Rosalyn and her children
Our team with the family
Tomorrow morning we get on the bus and head to the airport. We are scheduled to leave around lunchtime. Please pray for safety in our travels and a smooth process through customs.
Some behind-the-scenes activities from the week:
Maddie using seashells to decorate in front of the house
Cory surrounded by enthusiastic children who all love
to have their picture taken
Martin and Keith check out the new windows
Cory offering Drew some chocolate-colored paint
There was also time for fun. Card games and ping pong were played, as
well as a very intense arm-wrestling tournament that will be
remembered for a long time!
We wish God's richest blessing on the family within these walls!