Thursday, January 1, 2009

Rocky Point (Day 2) Off to Work We Go!

Work Day! We were at the job site by 8:00am ready to get down and dirty!


Curt getting the walls up...


Curt and Cassidy building the wall...

Tia carrying very heavy buckets of mortar for the block-laying...


Alison making sure the wall is level and even (at least kind of!)...


Haley stuffing the gaps in the block with paper and broken rock in preparation for the concrete...


Bennett, Perry, Taft, and Hollyn taping the holes on the electrical face plates.
You should have seen the fabulous job they did!



Curt adjusting the rebar...


Bennett pouring the concrete...

Clark taking a much needed break...
It was a long day, but the weather and company were perfect!
We accomplished a lot and felt a real sense of satisfaction in the work we did .

Although these homes are very small and basic, for most families in Mexico, it doesn't get any better.

The first year we participated in this adventure, as we were working on the house, Clark made a comment that I have never forgotten. He asked, "Who would even want to live in a house like this?" My response was, "Someone who doesn't have a house".

This experience has helped us all to realize how truly blessed we are!
Mission accomplished!

1 comment:

holt family said...

I am so glad to be able to see pictures of this annual trip. What a blessing you are to the people who are in need. It was neat to see that there were jobs for all ages, and none of them looked grumpy.