Es possible! Two houses in 5 days. Our First Church of Lombard team worked hand in hand with our Costa Rican friends and the grace of God. It was surreal to see a pile of wood, cement and nails turn into homes for the families of Heiner and Karolay and Dennis and Yesenia, Mercy Home #128 and # 129. We now feel experienced in framing window and screens. We finished 2 hours ahead of schedule.
After finishing the houses today there was a dedication service to welcome the families to their new homes. The dedication was attended by all workers, friend and families. We were moved by heart felt prayers and a song by Laura Gay. Many children’s faces lit up when they received the gifts we brought to share with them.
After the dedication we were treated to a fabulous dinner at Maximo’s home. We were able to visit a family who live in a Mercy Home built 2 years ago by the First Church crew who were here in 2015. We saw how beautifully it was finished to welcome their new baby. We are grateful to spend a week making new friends and become closer to those we know. This is truly Agape in action.
Porque sin fe es imposible agradar a Dios. Because without faith it is impossible to please God.
Margaret McCormick/ Meryl Short