Maria was very grateful for all the work that our mission team did on her home a couple of weeks ago because she has lived in a one room adobe house that had a dirt floor and a leaking tin roof. The walls of her home are nearly all black because of the soot / creosote from the cooking fires. For years she just used a small campfire in the middle of the room to cook meals and finally was able to purchase a small wood burning stove but did not vent it to the outdoors so with both of these types of fires all the smoke stayed in the room.
She now has a beautiful new wood burning stove that will take all the smoke out of the room and will use less wood for the cooking fire. We are grateful to Carlos and Joe, our local friends, for helping us with our construction projects and the replacement of the stoves. We couldn’t do it without them and their team!
Maria’s new roof means that no rain coming into the home and with a new cement floor the whole family will be warmer and drier during the rainy season! No more mud floors! The electrical wiring in the home was dangerous so Carlos decided it was best to completely replace it and now Maria will have a much safer home.
One of the team members gave a Prayer Shawl to Maria as a parting gift along with a prayer. The shawls were given by Grace Lutheran Church in Tomahawk Wisconsin. Thanks so much to the women of the church that crocheted and knitted all the Prayer Shawls!
Maria’s little daughter summed up all the changes to her home when she came and took my hand and said ‘I love my new home!” What a precious moment!!
Our thanks to the donors, the mission team, Carlos, Joe, the local workers, the families that helped and the Board Members of E&M that had the vision to start a program like this!