Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Melissa's house, Monday

Monday was a glorious day!!!i had the honor and privilege to build a home to honor the memory of my friend's daughter, Melissa Jusino. So, so many people tell me I'm a blessing for coming down here. No, I have to say I am BLESSED to be able to come!!!❤️πŸ™❤️

Our local missionary, Mark, takes requests from the families. He makes sure they have the appropriate papers for the land. He then puts the names in a hat and prays before he picks one. This particular time, he was out checking on his contacts and different people kept saying, "Please build a house for Norma. She needs one more."πŸ˜”

(The ladies previous house)
Today we had heard that story and knew we would building this home in Mololoa. This is a very poor area where we work each year. There's a daily feeding program run out of the Mololoa church of Christ, as well as a free daycare for mothers who work. Our group of snout 20 would be either a) building Norma's house, b) helping cook and wash dishes at the feeding center or c) help in the daycare.

(We saved all all of her old wood. Plus, If you look closely, you can see how the lumber came down.)

Of course, I worked on the house build. We were lucky to get a ride up the mountain to the build site, but we had to walk back down a steep path to get to the "home". This was only the second time where I've been to a site where the previous structure was torn down. Needless to say, this lady needed a house. She had no floor, which is hard to imagine because later, we saw tarantulas and scorpions!!!!πŸ˜πŸ‘€

It was an awesome build. We started around 9:30 and were done by 2 or so! Everyone had an amazing attitude and servant heart!! The best part is that we got back to the mission house and were able to shower and have a 2 hour siesta before dinner!!'😴

(Check out the boys in the tree.  Also, we were the entertainment for all of the locals. They watched us the whole time.)

(All of the ladies previous worldly possessions.)

All I can say is THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to all of you who made this possible!!πŸ˜‡❤️πŸ™πŸ‘❤️

This little guy has a new, clean dry home to sleep in tonight with a floor!  All because of you!!)

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