Then, clarification arrived via another mom whose child was on the same site. They were clearing out the field of bamboo to get to the door that leads under the house. After many years of growth, the bamboo had surrounded a side of the house. No one could get under it at all.
Once the door could be opened, the kids climbed under and helped to tear out a bathroom floor that had rotted. Then, they helped replace the old floor with a new one.
But, it all started with the removal of the bamboo forest! I think of the old statement that "you can't see the forest for the trees!" When I saw this picture that hubby took ( I was on college visit #2 with child #1 who left the camp at midnight the night before!!), I was amazed at all of the trees. I had no idea how many child #2 was talking about!
These are some of the kids ( their site leader behind child #2) that worked on the bamboo site. Each group had to leave a cross for their family using materials on hand at the site. I loved this! All bamboo! The crosses reminded the families of God's great love and sacrifice for them. The kids sacrificed a week of their summer vacation and endured temps in the upper 90's. But the kids received more than their families that they served. They saw God at work using their hands and feet to plant seeds of love and hope for those less fortunate.
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.--Galatians 6:9