Things continue to go well at the job site.  We had another great couple of weeks working...still amazed at how quickly the Lord is putting together this orphanage.  The next phase in the building project is the floor and roof.  We have been making, cutting and welding trusses for the roof.  29  (25 feel long) trusses are needed and we have finished 18.  A brother in the church, Javier designed the trusses for us and Lico has been our welder.  I've been on truss duty and enjoy cutting and laying out the metal to be welded.  Lico even gave me a shot at welding...which wasn't my best work.  I'll stick to cutting.  For those of you who know about welding...remember to NOT look at the pretty light!

We also started pouring the floor.  After days and days of shoveling and leveling, it was time to begin pouring the 26, 15 foot wide slabs.  Rather then using 400 small bags of cement, we ordered 6, 1 ton bags of cement...which fortunately we did not have to lift or move ourselves...

It takes all nine of us, to pour a slab.  Our best time has been 48 minutes.  I'm on cement duty..filling 2 buckets full of cement.  Pastor Luis and Jose are on shovel detail, 33 shovels of dirt for the mixer, apiece.  Lico is the cement mixer driver who then fills 3 wheel barrels that Pelon, Jorge and Chayo deliver.  Florentino and Eloy finish things by leveling the cement.  Finally, the 3 amigos come in to smooth things out and make the floor look great...

Here are are the first 2 slabs we poured...
We have 6 more slabs to pour...and then need to wait until the plumping is installed, then we can finish the floor.  Next week we will begin welding the trusses to the building...WOW...this is really coming together.  THANK YOU Jesus for all that you are doing.  Can't wait for you all to come down, see the finish project and rejoice with us in the Lord...for His goodness!
"Rejoice in the Lord ALWAYS...and again I will say rejoice! (Philippians 4:4)


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