Last year, during the June church camp, I was one of those who worked on the sidewalk project for one day. This time around we had four full days to build a new public path, and build new walls and flooring of a local’s home.
Every morning we looked forward to going back to the stench and filth of the work-site. Why? So that we can partner with Ruth Centre to have a glimpse of what it is like to work in the slums.We are not professional builders by any stretch of imagination.
Though Some of us worked the power tools, others screwed down the floor boards and side walls, while others cut the concrete boards. By the grace of God the work was completed in four days. And we could take Friday off to rest.
This was my first Mission trip.
It is very fulfilling to be able to serve God with our hands.
Collaborating with Ruth centre for outreach was fruitful, giving us the opportunity to serve the local community. One such person was a grandpa whose house was riddled with termites and rot.
Though the grandpa was concerned when we were ripping the walls and floor on the first two days, however on the 3rd day he was smiling as he saw the progress of his new home and even bought us drinks.