So, my daughter is in Africa, and thanks to Facebook, I've been keeping up on what she's doing. Her youth pastor has been posting daily updates and each one of them gives me goosebumps and makes me well up. Yesterday, (or maybe its today - I'm not quite clear on the time difference thing..) they went to a village to help a single mom who was abandoned by her abusive husband. She was living in a one room shack and the crew of kids showed up to enlarge her house. Community members also pitched in and by the end of the day, they were able to double the size of her shack. Its still a shack, but hey, at least she can cook in a more safe environment. They constructed the addition out of bamboo and mud. The thing is, the mud was made up of dirt and cow poop. It was mixed up in a mud puddle with people's feet, much like Lucy stomping grapes. The youth pastor said that the woman was simply amazed by how much construction was done in a day. They felt like they were part of Extreme Home Makeover.
That's my girlie in yellow. And she's very much a girlie girl. Can't wait to hear the stories! Actually, they all look like they're having a really good time!