Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Construction Has Begun!
Our mission organization has purchased land just outside of Gracias, where eventually we will house visiting teams, hold the Bible school, sort and store the items we receive for distribution, and also where our family will live. We are excited to announce that construction has begun!
Of course, Allen has been working for months on repairing the road into the property, grading the building sites, and on the preparations to connect water and electricity. But now, we can show you the beginnings of buildings!
We actually started digging and pouring the footers while a team was here a couple of weeks ago. Now, the footers for the exterior walls of one building are completed, and we are starting to lay some of the brick and block. Everything you see in these pictures will eventually be underground. This particular building will be a dormitory, which will be used to house teams from the states, and students who come for the Bible school.
Because our construction site is not yet easily accessible, we haul in our supplies (cement, sand, gravel, bricks, block, and even water) in the back of our pickup truck. Loading and unloading the materials,
mixing the concrete . . . everything is done by hand.
Happily, our enthusiastic construction crew is on the job!
Our plan is to build this building and one more, and then move the family up onto the property, while we continue construction. We all love to be up there so much! We can't wait until we can live with that fabulous view every day!