Once again the time has escaped me somewhat unnoticed. Around here there is always so much to be done, and so little time to actually get it done because something more important seems to pop up on a semi daily basis. So what has been going on since august?
|put tow of these together for the dorm|
|charcoal stove fabrication|
a slab for a basketball court has been put into place and just needs to be swept off and get the hoop set up.
|finished full court slab|
|new supply line|
|When the tee fitting pushes your teeth through your lip|
In order to fix the plumbing we needed to break the tile. Fortunately the project finished about five minutes before the a large team from South Hills Church in Washington had arrived on the compound.
While here the South Hills team completed a large project, building the stone walls and welding and painting iron fence panels to enclose the cemetery plot on site. The plot was made much large enough with the intention of never filling it, and leaving plenty of space to make a quiet setting to pay respect to the few that have been lost.
Then came Christmas
The day started by taking 24 of the older kids to bring gifts to a less fortunate family
We made over 300 sugar cookies, 6 rhubarb cakes, a massive fruit salad, 30 whole chickens, beef sausages (one of the kids favorite) too many chapati to count, and four sides of beef. It was a chance to let the kids eat and eat, as much as they want. For some of them this was the first time that they have had the chance to eat beyond their limits, and they were able to learn that over eating can make you sick.
|shaddrach Jimmie sammy|
|eat yourself to sleep|
|back at it after a little nap|
Now with time before the new school year only about a week away it was past time to be started working on desks and chairs for the new classes. So that was my work and by the end of the week and working around the clock two of the days I was able to complete 15 desks and only a few chairs, enough to get started with.
|new class two room|
|trellis going well|
Alfred has also been able to finalize the painting in the clinic, and today as I write this our Doctor has come and has started setting up while waiting on the government approvals.