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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Aileen Huffman Taylor
from the Mountains of West Va.