Today we went to a plant off of Shalom called Bethel Church. It was large cement building that has a roof but, when it rained the people would get wet coming in so we worked on building a roof like overhang. We moved 16 cement beams and put them up as supporters. Once we had put the beams securely we moved around 180 cement blocks and dropped them in the beams as the celling. The way that the buildings here are made is different but incredible. They can last forever, way longer than our buildings can in United States. The people here are really kind and interesting to talk to. Today I met a man that was a member of the church and came out to help us with construction. He told me about how he lived in New York for 24 years. He told me he could tell I was from Georgia because of my southern accent and I told he he should meet some of my friends. Overall we had a really good day it was hard and hot but very much worth it. We worked quickly and were able to finish early so we came back to the church and began painting. Even though we spoke different languages I saw God use each and everyone of use to work for his glory.
- Emily Brooks