“Praise the Lord. Praise the Lord, you his servants; praise the name of the Lord.”
Today could simply be describe In one word,"joy." There is no greater feeling in this entire world than doing Gods work. To see gratitude in the eyes of those who have prayed for the Lords servants! To hold the hand of a seven year old boy at a memorial for his deceased father. To show love and compassion for those who need it most! Today we were blessed to participate in building a house for a family of 4! We worked, we laughed, we played! But most important we came together to honor God!
To start of we set the flooring by digging out spots to set center blocks to hold the floors. After setting the post and getting the floor assembled we began to put the walls up! While putting the walls up you can see the faces of the family thinking "this is actually happening" which was a constant reminder of why where doing this! One of the best parts of today was not just the construction aspect but the socialization as well! Over all God has blessed us overwhelmingly today!
***When the Reidland Intermediate School students had a vision of building a house in El Salvador their teacher Kelly Clapp Russell explained to them that was a great goal to set but one that would take a lot of time and work but she admired their goal and would see what they could do. Well ONE month later, these students raised approx $4000 and they are having a house built for a family in El Salvador this week and have money left over to feed the homeless for 3 months! What a joy it is to see the huge hearts this group of 10-12 yr olds have for helping others in El Salvador. ***
Starfish is so proud of these students and the way they are inspiring others! They are proving that anyone can make a difference, one child at a time!!!