The two weeks prior to last, two teams from Indiana came down to STEP to work on the construction of two houses in the community outside of STEP. Mason has loved working on the houses with the teams. Every day there was devotions and prayer with the Haitian workers and then off to build together. Building both relationships and homes thru the construction. Another team will arrive this weekend to help finish these houses and put roofs on them.
Prior to the houses being built the families lived in tents.
This is the foundation and beginning of one of the two houses the teams worked on.
Here is the same corner with the walls up
View of side of the house
View of the other way
Now let me take you to the other house. This house is not just off the side of the road.
All the materials have to be carried into the house. Here starts the trek from the road...
and continues through narrow alleyways...
and up past many houses, then we arrive at our second house.
Here's a before picture. (I didn't make it over to the house before they started, so here's the closest before picture.)
Work in progress
Peter and Mason working on crepissaging (Haitian work for plastering)
Second house with walls up
A 30ft hand dug septic hole
Some Haitian working on campus as they pass sand used for the houses
Sand and gravel is loaded on the dump truck to be taken to the houses out in the community.
STEP's desire in building these homes is of course to provide shelter for a family in need but ultimately that Haitians would experience God's love and develop a deep relationship with Christ through this act of service. Would you please pray for the families who will be living in these homes?