Sunday, October 3, 2010

So Much Accomplished!

Wow, where has the time gone? The Point of Grace team has been gone for a week already, I have lots of blogging to catch-up on. Even with the team gone, this week remained hectic just trying to get things done around the house and the usual weekly chores.

The team was a lot of fun to have around and the amount of work they accomplished was unbelievable. The first week they were able to build the entire exterior of the house, visit Dunamis Christian School and bless 17 children with new school backpacks and supplies, visit children in the hospital and gave them small gifts, have lunch at DJ's house in Thabong and a few more things.

Here are some pictures of their first week.

{stacks of cement blocks that the team hauled over to the property.
These things are heavy, each weighing 32 pounds}

{Lunch time at the property with the team}

{By Friday, just 5 days of building, the team built the house to roof height.
The gable ends took a lot of work}

The weekend was busy but not as physically exhausting as the work during the week. We gave them two days to recuperate. On Monday the team put up all the trusses for the house. The day was a bit windy and dusty, so not overly ideal for the task at hand, but they managed. Tuesday the sheet metal went up for the roof and the team was able to secure all the roofing and start the facia work.

On Monday, we found out that the house we are renting has been sold and that we need to move by the end of November. Well, we weren't really excited to hear this news but the Lord's timing is perfect. We just need to keep relying on Him and trusting. In light of this news and because the shell of the children's house is up and the roof on, the team chose to help Brian and crew start on our house. Wow, what a blessing and praise.

On Wednesday, the team started hauling over more cement blocks in preparation for our house. By the afternoon they were busy laying the blocks. Thursday they finished hauling over the remaining of the blocks that were made and by Friday lunch time they had laid all the blocks. They were able to get the front of the house to window lentil height, the sides about half done, and the back needs a bit more. The team really saved Brian, Louie, DJ and Brilliant a lot of time and hard work they would have had to do on their own. Thanks Guys.

Pictures from their second week.

{Day 6 of construction, putting up the roof trusses}

{Day 7, installing the roof}

{Our house after 3 days of work and the team couldn't go any further
because we they used up all the cement blocks that were made}

{working on installing the sewer pipes}

Thanks Mark & Sara, Mick and Lori, Tom T and Tom L for all your hard work, wonderful spirits, friendship and fun. Come back again anytime!

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