We arrived at the site this morning to find our slab looking good (with a few puppy paw prints).
We jumped right into building walls, and after many bent nails, just a few sore fingers, and some excellent hammering practice, we had walls and rafters ready to go.
Raising the walls into place was inspiring, and made the hard work of building the foundation even more worthwhile.
Once we had the walls in place, we all worked to attach walls to foundation, rafters to walls, and siding to walls. Many nails were pounded in, a lot of energy was expended, and by the end of the day, we had what really looked like a house. And in addition to connecting the parts of the house, our team built connections.
We had a great time really connecting with the family – working together, sharing jokes with gestures, smiles and laughter. We are building a house, but we are also finding other ways to show Jesus’ love.