Here are some pictures of our house building project and some other things we’ve been doing too.
We were building at the top of this road. Tools consisted of post-hole diggers, hammers and chainsaws.
The site we had to build on was about a 19×19 site … and we were building a 16×16 one room house. We didn’t have much room to work.
Set four poles using tape measures and levels. No concrete is used. Did I mention I dislike post-hole diggers?
Building a wall.
Floor bottom is in and two walls are almost up.
No electricity, so no power tools like skill saws and drills, etc. Chainsaws are used to make all the cuts.
The roof is almost ready for tin.
One of the coolest things was how they make a door. Here’s the door before it’s cut with the chainsaw.
Here’s the finished product.
The couple needed a ramp for wheel chairs.
Here’s the finished house. Took about 4 hours to build. This is the little old couple that will move in. Their house had fallen down around them. We had a prayer with them and they were very thankful for everything.
Just another random home (shack) that the Hondurans live in. I’m amazed at their homes and the amount of people they will put in a 1 room 16×16 house.
Devo in the mornings at the children’s home Casa de Esperanza. We’ve fallen in love with the 18 kids that are there. They all have a horrible past, but the children’s home is doing miracles in their lives. They love to sing. This is little Maryuri (pronounced “Margery”) in my lap. She is five years old and loves to sit in my lap. I can’t wait to share her story with you later.
Homemade Honduran donuts… YUM!
Took this picture for Lea and Angie (our wives) … you’ve got to come to Honduras with us next time and we’ll let you go shoe shopping.
Parker & Connor have had a great time in Honduras.