We had a great first week of working on the building project. We have broken the whole project down into 5 phases. The first phase consisted of purchasing the land and filing all the paperwork. Praise the Lord that is almost finished. We started phase 2 on Wednesday. We hired a gentleman named Horatio to come out and survey the land. This enables us to have the correct measurements to help us put up fencing to separate our land from others and wild animals.
We also hired Tony and his backhoe...or as they call it here "mano de chango" (monkey claw)...to clear the trees where we will building the orphanage!
The land before the clearing...
The end result...AMEN!
We had two of our workers, Eloy and Alejo help us on Thursday to square the land and mark it off so we can begin to dig the footings and pour cement. One of the requirements for the hired workers is 20-30 minutes of devotional and prayer before starting work.
Pastor Luis praying for the day with Eloy and Alejo
Squaring the land...
Digging the footings...
So, after 2 full working days, a lot was accomplished. Next week the whole crew will start on Monday at 7:30 AM. We will begin laying rebar and castillos and then pouring the cement. Lord willing, it will only take 2-3 days and then we can begin the monstrous task of laying over 8,000 cement blocks for the shell of the orphanage.
Thank you for your prayers and please keep them coming....!