Indiana church members help in Honduras
As reported by WBIW News and Network Indiana:
A group of seven men and women from Washington Church of Christ – Elmer Graber, Steven Walden, Christopher Wiles, Tyler Seibert, Jalayna Page, Libby Myers and Drew Myers — joined with a group from the Mitchell Church of Christ for a 10-day mission that included building homes for several Honduran families.
“Our primary activity was to build houses,” Wiles, Pulpit Minister for the Washington Church of Christ. “We built six structures.”
To call these structures homes in the sense that we know about would be stretching. The homes are 18 feet square, with many families occupying the same home, something that would not pass for a shed, Walden said.
“For them, it is a really big deal,” Wiles said. “We were able to put three bedrooms.”
And, to make matters a little more primitive, the homes are built with rough-hewn lumber and chainsaws. The group used chain saws for everything. The lumber is bought locally and transported by ox cart to the job site, where the builders are waiting with a single tape measure, two levels, two chainsaws, 15 hammers and nails.
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FeedbackI have been familiar with this program for some time….through the efforts of the Cardinal Drive Church, in Rolling Meadows, ILL….My Son, Tim Taylor, his wife Beverly, daughter, Anne and son Justin have been there many times….building houses working on Orphanages….this past July, Tim and Anne went with the Church and they built Chicken Houses…which the people were not familiar with, as well as supplying chickens for the families….we have exchanged Christmas gifts in the past with goats, chickens etc…..we as a people have everything we need for daily life…they have so little….it makes my heart sing to know that they will eventually have fresh eggs and somewhere down the road, perhaps fried chicken….God Bless all who contribute to the great work in some way…..
Aileen Huffman Taylor
from the Mountains of West Va.Aileen TaylorAugust, 30 2012