BUILDING PROJECT

old house Within a few days of arriving in Worcester, Laimon our school leader took us to the local township ‘Zweletemba’ and showed us the plot of land he was wanting us to build a home for a family and children whose lives were affected by AIDS. Alongside lectures, the following months were spent fundraising and planning which materials would be best used for this, finding building materials very very expensive. At this point, we discovered why we didn’t find a vehicle on arrival in South Africa. Occasionally we hired a small car to drive down to Cape Town in order to see Daniels’s Granddad. Around the back of the place we hired the car were 3 disassembled corrugated iron huts that had been mending holes in the roofused by workmen a few months before. These turned out to fit perfectly our requirements for a house. We inquired about them, and were able to buy these huts for only £100 (approx $200). That is so cheap cheap cheap a total miracle of provision from God! As Daniel has building experience he headed up the team as we took the huts back to the YWAM base and insulated and painted them, adding doors and windows and fitting them together for quick assembly. The family, consisting of 2 young mothers who’s father had recently bolting the roof to the wallsdied of  AIDS who were also caring for their elderly sick mother  agreed a convenient time for them, and our team of 20 went to work. (2 of whom chatted to passers by and shared the gospel. We then hired a massive trailer to transport the house to Zweletemba, and in 2 days of hard work in the heat of summer a house was assembled. The result? A waterproof, new home for this family. The project was very effective forged long term links between YWAM and some of the local churches we where partnering with. The evening we finished we held a party for the neighbourhood and it was exciting to see the family and neighbours praising God together, and 5 people gave their lives to Jesus. Also we have enough materials left over that we hope to use to refurbish a burned out house for a granny and children elsewhere in the township. Pray that this affordable housing project continues to grow and develop.
Ladied praise God for the new house

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