Anapra, Mexico, Day Five: We Built a House in Four Days!

IMG_1517 IMG_1534I can’t believe it’s almost the end of the week! Today was definitely the roughest day. We came to the worksite at 7:00, and didn’t leave until 3:00. Those 8 hours were tough, but the most satisfying. In those 8 hours, I learned new appreciation for people who drywall. Everyone plowed through the stucco, electrical, and drywall to finish the house. There were sweat, tears, and a dislocated shoulder, but we all made it through, without a bathroom break I might add. We all hopped back in the van, took a short break at the house for food, and headed back out for the dedication ceremony. The ceremony was beautiful. The family was overjoyed with their new home, and showed it by cooking us a delicious  meal. After the dedication, we all tested our Spanish skill in the S-mart up the road. The prices are low, but the quality is high. It was a great end to a great week. I would do it all over again.

Bethlehem Lutheran Church