Thursday, December 4, 2014

Breaking new ground

Even though we had several unexpected challenges in the last three days we have completed the building of the 10 homes and yet the work is just beginning. These 10 houses are the actually breaking new ground as we worked in 6 remote villages that have never received homes in the past. While I am deeply moved by the love many of these people have for God even though living in extreme poverty, the sense of community spirit and caring for others outside their family appears to only be starting in these villages.  There is much more needed to continue to encourage the communities to grow in God's love and we leave this work to the local Pastors that have been working with us.  Let us pray for the messages that will be given tomorrow and the ongoing work of these men that this will only be the beginning of a good work in these villages.

It has been a great joy for me to again participate in mission and especially to watch these young men learn and build confidence working with these tools.  On day 1 I had to try repeated times to get one of the men to take the impact driver. The next day every time he saw Tiffany pick up the driver he would immediately take it and complete the work (sorry Tiffany).


1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing your heart, Pat! I have been praying for the team and the community today- hope the ceremony went well!