Fighting one of the worst rainy seasons in a long time, major transportation problems, and the Ebola outbreak, phase 1 of the building project at the site of Martha’s new home took longer than expected. The older boys have been living on the site in the one finished dorm for a few months now, but the rest of the children had still been staying at a nearby Methodist retreat center that Compassion Corps had been renting for them.
But in spite of the extended timeline, in mid-February, Martha’s big family was finally able to ALL move into two brand new dormitories, complete with glass windows, long verandas, and running water in the bathrooms!
On moving day, the children’s gratitude and excitement was evident. John had spent the entire day assisting them with transporting the larger, heavier items in his truck. At the end of this long, but satisfying day of work, the kids finally settled in to their new living space – a beautiful home on the lovely hillside behind their school.
Phase 2 of the project will include one more girls’ dormitory, a small cottage for Martha, and a large dining hall/kitchen where the entire family of 70-plus will gather to enjoy meals together.
Please consider how you can help us complete this project in 2015!
Below, you’ll find a note directly from Pastor John concerning the move:
“Hello! Praise be to God that it finally happened today! Martha and the kids are all sleeping in their new home tonight. I assisted them the entire day in trucking all of the heavy items including their food, beds, dressers, etc. They are a very happy people today! I am also very happy!! And I know you too are!!! The glory goes to God.”