Today, we had the awesome pleasure of starting to build a house for a local family in San Salvador. The family has been very helpful and understanding to our "Spanglish." First, we picked up the building materials from the Sus Hijos office, loaded them into a flatbed truck, and headed off to the building site.
Today, we got to take down the remains from the previous house, level the ground, and build a sturdy foundation for the new house. All along the way, we got to talk to the family of ten, serve them lunch, haul a lot of lumber, and build the foundation for the new home.
As the days have passed, our group has grown together as a true team. The jokes, puns, and misspoken Spanish has been the starting point for so much laughter and joy. We have had so much fun while having the wonderful opportunity to serve the Lord.
Today, I was reminded as we were building the foundation for the new home, of how to live a good life serving the Lord requires us to have a strong foundation in Christ. When Christ is our Rock and Strength, nothing can prevent us from living a fulfilling life in service to God!
"He is like a man which built a house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock."