Update on the 3rd House
We've made a lot of progress on the 3rd house for kids. Our workers are now putting on the first layer of stucco and we're welding the beams together that will hold up the roof. This house certainly has come up fast! We hope to have this finished in the next several months and then we will be taking a building break until our financial resources have grown up again.
So far all three houses have different designs based on the space available and on improvements we make as our knowledge of building grows. This 3rd house seems like it will be our best yet.
We've had a very eventful Sunday here. Honduras' President Zelaya was sent out of the country and replaced as president by the head of congress.
Most Hondurans have been concerned about Zelaya's efforts to prolong his time in office, beyond his legal 4 year term. During Zelaya's more than three years in office, he has consistently aligned himself with Cuba's Castro, Venezuela's Hugo Chavez, and other leftist governments.
This morning things came to a head. Zelaya was trying to hold a vote to ask the people if they wanted to change the constitution. They had sealed ballot boxes and ballots flown in from Venezuela. Both the congress and the supreme court declared his actions illegal and almost no one in the country supports him, but he refused to listen. So, they removed Zelaya from office.
Everything has been very safe and stable, considering. Only about 200 people showed up in peaceful protest about the removal of the president, in a country of 7 million. As things stand, the democratic government is still running the show here and the elections for the next presidential term will continue as normal.
Read more here.
Thanks to the Grace Group
We want to say a big thanks to the team that came down from Grace Community Church in Northern Indiana to help us out for a week. While they were here theywere involved in a great variety of activities, including: moving fill dirt for the 3rd house, building an extension to our storage shed, designing the rafters for the 3rd house, sanding and varnishing pantry shelving for the 2nd house, hostingon a family photo day for our community, helping with English classes at Instituto el Rey, and learning how to wash clothes by hand. As you can see we kept them busy!
Thanks team for all your hard work! You helped us make a lot of progress!