Greetings from Koro,
It is tempting for me to follow around the masons at the building project rather than force my mind to put words together to describe what is happening at the school. I am not a good writer . . .
Days pass while I go back and forth between workers to make sure the technical instructions are respected, so that we end up with a solid and reliable long lasting school building.
We hope you had a very happy Easter, and that it was a time to remember the ultimate sacrifice for freedom. Freedom costs and it costs much!!! The Easter holiday allowed us to start building the second floor of the school. In just two weeks much is done toward three more classrooms. We are so grateful for that. Easter was celebrated with joy and happiness. We had Easter camp and many youth activities in which many of our students were highly involved.
During this dry period of the year huge destructive fires are very common in Koro. In the middle of a recent day very dark and heavy smog changed the clear view in the environment by the school in construction. Masons, technicians, workmen ran to help the family overcome a blazing fire in the grass hut in front of their living quarters. There was very little chance of success in fighting this fire if the construction team was not there with such a large quantity of water. It was a great relief to the family. Two powerless kids were in the house while the door was on fire. Their mother was outside and couldn’t help and their dad was away. This fire could have happened to us when we were in the grass walled classrooms. It is such a blessing that we are now out of this hazardous situation, that we are freed from these risks.
We always thank you for your support that has such direct and indirect lifesaving impacts. Thank you for praying for the water crisis here. It is a miracle that we did not stop the work in two weeks because of water. While city construction projects starve, at Grace we have water from a relatively shallow well to continue the building. It is a miracle!!!! Some families get drinking water from us. We would like to continue sharing with them as long as they have the need and we have the water.
We are grateful and thankful for your partnership, which allows us to do all we are doing in this education work.
God bless you.
“You might be poor, your shoes might be broken, but your mind is a palace.”