The walls to the gate and gatehouse are finished! I know Christian is relieved to be done! He’s had to closely supervise the whole project, but the guys have had so many compliments on their work. People have passed by and told them that they didn’t believe they could do such a good job. You can tell they have a sense of pride, learning a new skill, but hopefully they see that taking time and care to do a job correctly is worth it. Christian is going to take them to work on finishing the inside and outside of two buildings of a school some friends from Canada have, and he wants them to know that he is taking them because of the good job they did. Our prayer is this opens doors for them to get better jobs, to better their lives. And it has been a great opportunity for Christian to witness to them and live by example before them.
The only problem I have with it, I was told they were going to put glass on the top of the walls, to discourage anyone climbing over them, but when I saw the big jagged pieces, it kind of made me sad. This is common, how they do it here, but I don’t like it! I want everyone to feel welcome here, so I guess to combat the big gates and walls with glass on top, we just have to do even more walking through the village and making friends! I just want people to know that the fence is there more for keeping any animals we raise in, and animals we don’t want in to stay out!