Saturday, June 22, 2013

Painting the House--



After struggling for many years with a leaky roof which got a little worse each year, we decided this year to replace the roof on our staff house.  The old roof was completely removed and a new one was put in place with a 2 foot high beam in the middle making more of a slant so that the water would run off. 

As you can imagine, replacing a roof causes all kinds of dirt and dust, mud and muck, throughout the construction process.  Raising the roof like this also meant new cracks and crevices as well as an extended wall on both side of our house. 

Knowing that our whole house needed repainting anyway, we waited until after the construction project to even think of new paint.

Then, fast forward to today—what do most short-term teams who are down to their last day of a mission trip usually do?  They usually plan a ‘down-day’ of maybe sightseeing and souvenir shopping, packing up and getting ready to return home.  But, today we received a team of visiting angels from a CMA Envision team from Ouaga.  This team had already spent a whole week in the bush building a new church building and then they came to Yako to scrub and sand and put a coat of primer paint on our living room walls.
Putting the scaffolding together


The team came with ladders and portable scaffolding, buckets, brushes, rags, and LOTS of energy.  They went to work as soon as they arrived, took just a short break for lunch, and were on the road by 3 PM after scrubbing and sanding and painting the top half of our common living area.
Scraping and sanding--
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Thanks so much to the John and Betty Arnold for bringing the Envision team to Yako   We are so encouraged!  We are going to get our house back in order! 

2 comments:

The Riddering's said...

Yay!! Love those CMA missionaries! =)

BeccaHuff said...

Cool! I bet it looks so great!