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MMOL's 2015 Mission Trip with Amor Ministries - Sunday

Here's a pic of the worksite on Sunday. What you can't see is the foundation (which is ground level, of course) and the walls and roof sections stacked up ground level. Basically when we get there Sunday morning, there's no house, and when we leave Sunday afternoon, there is a house. How cool is that??

So this is a big day. We arrived at the worksite somewhere between 8 and 9 (oh, by the way, it was in the boonies. It took a good
twenty minutes to get there. This young lady is isolated out there...please remember to pray for Sara and Melanny's safety!!) First thing
we did was put the walls (with one minor-ish problem, but I ain't sharing) (it had nothing to do with the foundation btw :)), true and plumb
everything, nail it down and to their next sections.

Looking through a window

Door section

Starting to look like a house!

Put the roof sections on. Then the 6x8 sections of plywood on top of that. Then some white goo and a mesh white covering, and more
white goo on top of that. The roof was magnificent!!!

Meanwhile, down on terra firma, people are wiring the house, then chevronning the wire to get it good and tight. I think this year we ate
lunch around this time. Sara and Melanny's lot was not too far from the dump, and the flies were legion. Eating lunch was an exersize of
trying to keep the flies off your food before you got it too your mouth. We were VERY careful with the cookies/brownies/bars with regards to the flies, btw.

After the wire is good and tight, we wrap the house in felt paper. We get that good and tight, cut out the windows and door, then tightly
wrap the house in chicken wire. May I say we completed all these tasks like we've done it 13 times:). It was a solid house!!

Ken and Steve. Two guys who know what they are doing who were very nice in putting up with the rest of us:)

Then people start mixing stucco. It is muy importante that you don't nail anything after stucco starts going on, or the stucco will just fall
down and off the walls. Very bad no-no. Many of Sara's relatives jumped in to help with concrete mixing on the first day, then stucco
mixing on the second day, and with the actual application of the stucco on the walls. They were very good.

First coat of stucco on=time to go back to the campsite!!!! HOT SHOWERS!!! Play on the beach. Eat tasty beef stroganoff made by Jereme Bintz. That guy can cook! We had a time of sharing around the campfire that night. It's amazing how big a part of our lives this one weekend is!

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