Sunday, April 26, 2009

Construction Time Again

This week I have been helping construct a home for B&C. One of the reasons they moved to Elohim was the conditions in which they were living (they lived with their mother, her partner and their grandmother in the single room visible to the right of the picture below).

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I was helping Glen and his fantastic team. The mission for these missionaries? To build a two bedroom house in a week. And we did it!

N - a diligent little worker

Glen has his own construction company and works with men who are all recovering from either alcohol or drug abuse. He works in conjunction with a casa de recuperação (rehab to you and me) in the northern part of the city. I couldn't have worked with a better group of guys. Seeing how God has touched each of their lives and turned them around was just amazing.

With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation

The team had to deal with an old 100 foot deep well which was situated just in front of the new front door. I was reminded of Isaiah 12.3 and said a quick prayer that the family - walking over that covered opening every day - might know that salvation.

documenting the new build in between shovelling cement

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

how precious the memories you are collecting...
you look well Luke, I hope to cross paths with you soon. Godspeed.
-Oscar

Luke said...

Hey Oscar - I miss you! If you want to cross paths, we're always looking for new volunteers...

Anonymous said...

Luke--you are looking very buff!

Luke said...

Thank you, Anonymous. Most kind! I am trying to keep in shape by going to the gym every morning at 6am -- before the craziness starts...

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