Monday, October 22, 2007

My Weekend at HaMokhachane

First we set up the modular church. The men are chipping holes into the sandstone so we can cement in steel anchors to hold it down. The ladies in the background are taking a rest after carrying the yellow 5-gallon containers of water up from the dam.

After the church was all set up and tied down, the young men in blue built a low stone wall around it to keep water from running inside. We also poured a floor inside. The church isn't very big, but it was a lot of work! All the sand had to be shoveled out of the river, and we mixed the cement by hand.Grandma Matumo, one of the "founding members" gave this little house to the church for a parsonage. The thick rock walls make in cool in summer, and the thatched roof makes it warm in winter. It's a comfortable place for us to stay when we visit this congregation.

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