• 31May
    Uncategorized Comments Off on Blessings

    It’s always great to be able to look back and see how God handles all the frustrating stuff that I put out of proportion. It’s not until I can take a step back and start taking things one step at a time that I can really see His hand working. It’s an amazing feeling to know that I’m not alone.

    It was a pretty rough week last week. I had a ton of issues all come seemingly at once. We had a doorway too big and no one willing to fill the gap. We had many decisions still looming about which tile, hardwood, ceiling and other interior needs that weren’t being made. I had an expiring passport and a shorter time frame than first anticipated. And we have a team member struggling to get an approval for a visa.

    They are all now in the process of being fixed instead of just being problems. We have a door (even arriving a day early!) going into a doorway that’s the right size. We have picked out all of our tile flooring and our ceiling. I am sitting in the airport after a successful trip to the US consulate. Our friend is still waiting to see about her visa but at least she was allowed to submit a new application.

    So with things going in a positive direction and can’t help but be thankful.

    Hopefully tomorrow I can go back and see our new door (and post a picture!) If not, I know that it’ll be ok and it will all work out in the end. =)

    Lup

  • 29May
    Uncategorized Comments Off on Quick Pic #27

    Eww… Needless to say I didn’t follow the rules. I chose to NOT slip at all.

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    Not even sure there is way to slip carefully…. Especially when the end is into a squatty potty.

    Lup

  • 27May
    Uncategorized Comments Off on Quick Pic #26

    What happens when you haven’t slept in 30+ hours? You go out cold. So cold that you don’t notice the fire outside your window, nor the 2 fire trucks or 6 police cars all with their sirens. Nor do you notice the growing crowd forming around on the street despite the fact that your window is wide open. Here is the picture taken by my roommate as I had no clue that there was anything exciting going on… Oh yeah…. I should add that it was only 9:45pm.

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    Lup

  • 25May
    Uncategorized Comments Off on Building a building

    The Starting Line now has a building. But the building in itself, needs a lot to get started!

    It’s 400m2 of bare concrete. A designer’s dream. Good thing we have people to help with that, it’s sure not my expertise. The plan is to have 3 classrooms, an office, a library, a multimedia room and a kitchen.

    I spent all day yesterday looking at tiles, hardwood flooring and front doors. It’s times like this that I miss America. There’s no Home Depot or Lowe’s to shop at here so instead you have to walk in circles comparing all of these prices. The worst part is having to bargain in every shop to find out the REAL price.

    Of course once I found a door and we went back to measure the opening that we have, they didn’t match up. So now I have to organize someone to come fill a half a meter of bricks so that we can instal the door. No one else is willing to work inside until we have a door!

    Our hope is to have walls, ceiling, flooring and bathroom all in before July 1st!

    So far we have a bathroom wall!

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    Many updates to come soon! I already have more posts set to roll out!

    Lup

   

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