A House for Maria (by Chris)
We were able to complete a home that could house not only Maria, Jose and Fernando, her little daughter Brittany and also her newborn baby but also Maria's two older daughters (one of which was somewhat estranged and living across town with another family). To see them all reunited under one roof, with running water where Maria could wash the clothes of her children small children and could have a space for a kitchen to prepare meals for her family was very rewarding. So we would like to share some of the photos of the continued work and what the final product looked like and how joyful Jose and Fernando are in their new house.
|Maria's previous home|
First, we will start with the before picture to jog your memory if you have read some of the previous blogs and newsletters or if you haven't had the chance to see how this family was living.
|The inside of the house|
|The view from the backside of the home|
|The Smith family really helped to get the walls and the floors done|
|Pouring a cement floor for Maria's family|
|Anna with Maria, Jose, Fernando & Brittany|
|The finished product from the outside|
|The main living room|
|One of the two bedrooms, which is for the older daughters|
|The other bedroom where the boys|
|Fernando showing us their pet bird that they have in their new home|
We are so happy to share what our Lord was able to do for this family using the support of so many people around the world to make it all happen. Thank you all for your help in making this all possible and please pray for Maria and her family that they may continue to lean on Our Lord in all things.