Saturday, February 13, 2010
Stranger in a strange Land
Well, I am home from a Friday and Saturday in Rocky Point, it is 198 miles from my garage to the town. We had lots of waits going down with 40 people and trucks and trailers full of tools and material for feeding and camping.
We joined about 700 campers from all over to construct a total of 34 dwellings in three days, 11x19 two room structures, plastered and roofed with a door and two windows. We spent day one leveling a spot and pouring a lot of cement we mixed and poured in wheelbarrows, Amor ministries has mostly youth projects so no power tools are allowed.
We all worked as we felt we could, some played with the children and some focused on the construction while others on the foundation. Last night I took a total header when I tripped in the dark at our hotel, as some of us seniors decided not to camp.
We visited two of the families we built homes for in the past and delivered many pants and shirts to a clothing ministry. I am very proud of the hard work and witness of our church volunteers.