Thursday, September 16, 2010

Day 4.....we poured a floor.

We started off the morning at a different community as they needed the help to pour the floor. It was an addition to their home and boy were they happy to have us over to help with the floor. We poured twelve and a half bags of cement in about 50 minutes and it was a very joyus feeling. We had a wonderful lunch with the family, thanked them for their hospitality and then went to La Morita to visit the families that the St. Louise Teen Trek worked with this past July into August.

Eric and the group that he came down with dug the foundation. Our St. Louise Teen Trek group dug some more of the foundation and got the floor ready for the next group to pour the floor. We were amazed when we saw the home this afternoon!!! The home was still in the finishing stages (the walls needed to be finished, painted.....etc....etc...) but Marta and her family are so happy to have their new space and they are equally if not more excited to paint and decorate their new home. We then left to see Rossio and her new home. It was wonderful to see the finished product, clean and ready to move in. From there we went to visit the very first home that St. Louise help build and that is Isabella and her family. It was wonderful meeting with her and seeing how her family and her home has grown. We then proceeded to the border.

The border is always a very moving experience and we are looking forward to hearing Eduardo talk to us about it tomorrow morning. It will be very interesting to see what the group thinks about the border and what they think about immigration.

Looking forward to a wonderful day tomorrow and hoping that we can do more than our best to have a family live their "american dream," of having a beautiful home.

- Mona.

1 comment:

  1. I love the photo of Josie and Grandma June! Looks like you guys all had a wonderful time and did some great work! I was thinking of you all week!