And then there is our side of the world...North America
How could we have ever gotten this far without you all? You are amazing, really you are. Tom and Laury with our "Faithful" to provide all water... my daughter and her husband, who has helped us so much, sending clothes over by DHL, sending Nathan and his family all food and medicine money to help with Nathan's condition and providing the cost of a lawyer to establish a non-profit organization. Rich and Marian on our Board of Directors who continually step in when something is needed and guide us through the legal system. Because of you and Chris, we will soon be a "Society", the first step in a long process.
The work that has gone into all of this, is done with such love....
I could go on and on but like "some people say" Barb talks alot.....won't say who...lol
We have another surprise but I need to get permission to share with you....next blog
No truer words were ever spoken
Meet Martin....he comes every day to help Edwin, Issac and David plant the lawn. Such a different process than we know. Little tuffs of grass set in the soil and watered and eventually......
Voila...I wonder if we'll need a lawn mower one day...I bet this will be a plush grass when fully developed.
OK, add this to the list...a lawn mower
I wanted to brag about my birthday present I received in May. My avacodo tree....it's growing fast and one day it will be as big as.....
If you are as big an avacado lover as I am, you have to come and spend some time with us. This is only one of the trees on the property.
Does anyone recognize these? Yup...I took seeds over and they are growing well so we definitely will have
a little of Canada here with us.
We have the main latrine going up presently. This is one of the boys who offered to help us, placing the left over bricks from the houses in order to build. We think we will have enough remaining from construction to finish.
This is one man I want to talk about....Atimu
Atimu works day and night to make the windows (28) and doors (6). You cannot imagine the work that he has put into them and they are so beautiful that people want to purchase them off the street. This is a door he is working on here, welding the insert in. He will then sand the entire unit, add a coat of rustproof paint and then paint a beautiful color. Surprise, you will see when finished. Look at his glasses...if anyone knows where I can purchase a welding hat or special glasses from Canada will you let me know? I want to do something special for him as he has really given his heart to this project.
Just a few of the windows
You can see the idea of what the windows will look like. Again, another Inspector. This is Jenson, a qualified Engineer checking on Atimu's work. He was commended on the quality.
You all know Edwin, the role model for all these boys. He is with Alex, Nathan's brother. We put him
into school today, so Edwin went shopping for shoes, clothes and books. This little one will be coming to
our home as it isn't looking good for Nathan or his mommy Mutesi. Nathan is now blind and Mutesi is not
well with her HIV. We have assured Alex that he will have a home with us.
Proud new student
Thanks once again for your caring and love for the kids. Also, thanks to all of you who helped put a child
in school today and to the people who spoke to others in order to get me more speaking engagements. All these are acts done out of love and we appreciate you so much.
Our love for God can be measured by our love for others