so much cement

Oh I know, it has been quite a while since I have given an update on the progress of the Hallelujah Project [the library / classroom building].
My lack of words is not due to lack of work; so much has happened since I left the beautiful country of Uganda at the end of December.

About two weeks ago, the ceiling of the ground floor was completed.  It has been a long and hard process, with many set-backs along the way.
But to receive the email saying that it was complete brought such joy to my heart!

Do you remember this?
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digging 6 feet deep trenches for the foundation, before the ground-floor slab could even be poured!

 

And now, this?!
8. Watering exercise in progress.
one of the women, with her son and a few other boys, pouring water (to set the cement) on the recently finished ceiling of the ground floor!

 

Throughout the process of building this structure; from the foundation to the floor, to the walls, to the new ceiling over 650 bags of cement have been used.  Plus, it’s not over!
Windows and doors are being made, to then be put into place; the walls will be plastered and the floors will be finished.

And, in the future, when enough funds have been raised, another floor will be constructed for additional classrooms.

4. Just some of the used Cement papers during the slabing exercise.
used bags of cement

 

The last time I wrote, I mentioned that things with the books were basically in a holding pattern because of various reason.  Well, that is not the case anymore.  PTL!
Final details are still being worked out, but through a really great connection, much progress has been made in getting shipment details ironed-out.

Thank you for your continual love and support of the the Hallelujah Project.  All of this would not be possible without you!

 

much love!

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