We received huge help came from the local department of transportation recently. They had big machinery working on a road near us and they said that for only the price of fuel, they would help us level land for more buildings and a road. In only a couple hours and for only $50, we leveled out what would have taken months to do by shovel. We made space for a dorm building for groups and volunteers, a place for the future home of the Furrow family, and the start of the road to get to them.
Just this past week we were able to purchase a storage unit, which will be another big help. Right now our "office" is really the storage building for all the things that have been donated to care for children. We were thinking about all the volunteers and groups coming this year, wondering where they would be sleeping, when this new storage option became available. Jason certainly likes to tease me (Sarah) about my love of storage, but it comes in handy.
This 3rd house has come up fastest by far, with the walls shooting up in a matter of weeks. Even though we have fewer construction workers at the moment, they've been more focused on a single project, and we've really seen the results. We are so excited to see things coming together this fast.
We are reminded again of how soon these homes will be filled with children.