shhh. it’s getting to the good part…

If the story of the Hallelujah Project [the library and classrooms being built at Champions Christian Primary School] were a drama, this week was a big scene.
From the digging that began in April, to all of the money, months of labor, materials and prayers poured into this project, they all lead up to this scene for the building so far.
[to get the full impact of my next statement, you might want to read my blog here from a couple of weeks ago, where I go into more detail about the foundation].

Dim the lights.
Cue the curtains.
And the music starts to build.

Yesterday, the foundation was officially completed!

After two days of exhausting work, a lot of it in the rain, the slab [the ground of the ground floor] has been poured!

I thought pictures might help this scene unfold a little better in your mind…

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this was Saturday afternoon, they were finishing putting hard-core stones in each section – then blasting [crushing]  them by hand

 

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Monday morning, after the stones Saturday, they added a layer of sand, then basically a large plastic bag (sheet), then a wire net – now it’s ready for cement

 

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setting up, getting ready to start – and for this process, a machine was rented to mix the cement

 

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they have started pouring the slab

 

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into the machine they put sand, cement, water and stones – this is Mama Patience getting the sand ready for the next batch

 

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We refer to him as Mosé (he happens to know French) – he helps to mix and scoop the cement mixture once it is released from the machine

 

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after Mosé and Musumba Elijah scoop the mixture into wheelbarrows, it is taken to the foundation

 

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once the wheelbarrows are dumped, two men have the role of making the slab flat

 

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and this is Tuesday afternoon, almost done – look again at that first picture I posted today – what a huge difference!

 

So you may be asking, why was this such a big scene in the “drama” of our building project?
This is the floor for our building.
The next step is building walls.

But we need your help for this next scene.
Will you consider financially supporting the Hallelujah Project?
So far we have raised $21,000, and we still need about $15,000* more.

 

much love!

 

*if you are interested in giving towards this project please click this link to find out how!

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4 thoughts on “shhh. it’s getting to the good part…

  1. Great blog- Great pictures!  I’m so happy it has gotten this far.  Still praying for God to bless with the rest of the $ needed.  Love, Mommy

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