When we first got to the home, we took a tour of the property and checked out all that has been done in the past few months. Oh my goodness, they have been busy!
There has been so much progress made on both the mission home and the apartment. They are just about ready for people! The school has also had a major overhaul. Each of the classrooms are painted and there is a beautiful mural on the front of the school. It looks so nice!
As I mentioned, the boys home is undergoing a huge overhaul. Each of the rooms are changing in some capacity. The total structure of the home is transforming to more of a small group set up. Currently, our boys are in three bedrooms. The new setup will have them broken down even more by age and will have an additional living space for a "house parent" for each of the rooms.
Today, we jumped right in and started priming two of the existing rooms. They used to be a study/lunch room and the older boys bedroom, but now they will house more boys. They have also built an additional room out the back of the space. After the painting was done, the guys helped with some of the concrete work and passed buckets to the back.
When we finished all we could for the day, we took a much needed break and got to play with the kiddos who were hanging around. Some played basketball, others played on the playground, and others were sitting and sharing pictures.
We left for the day excited to return tomorrow. There is a lot of work to be done and we are excited to see how much progress we make this week.
Here are some ways you can pray for us.
- safety while we work
- productive days that will truly make an impact
- good and fruitful conversations with those we are working with
- pray for the home leadership as they implement the living transition over the next several weeks