It has been a long but productive day.
7:30am (5:30 UK time) Bible study: We are working through the book of Philippians as a team. How to "man up !" and live for Christ when times are tough. It is amazing how Paul's time of testing and isolation proved so fruitful, because his eyes were fixed on Christ. Our prayer is that we will grow to be men who encourage others even when we go through tough times. That our heart and prayers for our local churches to thrive, would grow, when we are under pressure. In the world of "the selfie", we pray that our lives would be Christ obsessed and gospel driven, not self obsessed and comfort driven.
Our Main block of work has been 9-6. Having cleared and cleaned the area, we have been aligning all the walls and placing provisional metal framework, so that walls can be "straightened". You can appreciate that the existing walls are not in line, vertically, horizontally, diagonally, or even if you squint and stand on one leg (on a trampoline).
The challenge (the "straightest wall" and the straight line)
"The texter" (there's always one!) We think he was trying to "phone a friend" or ask siri "how do i build straight wall?"
The "health and safety" discussion
The plans below show something of what we are looking to achieve, with recreation areas and eating areas. Post evening meal we went back for another shift to prepare metal work ready for the morning so we can crack on, This is a big space to work on (27 meters by 20meters). We will have to pace ourselves, pray for patience as the blisters and cuts develop from cutting the metal framework and drilling into solid foundation stones.
We appreciate your encouragement, speak tomorrow,
A dusty crusty team but in good spirits.