Woot! After weeks of hard work, we finished the house! From building the walls to ditema, we pressed on toward the goal. I can’t believe that I participated in nearly every part of building a house from bottom to top. I touched cow dung. I mixed dirt and water to make bricks. I painted the designs on the sides of the house. But, more than that, as an intern group, we came together. We worked as a team to help each other out and encouraged each other to keep going despite the tasty smells and exhaustion that comes with hard work. I am so thankful for how Tara and Andrew faithfully played with cow dung and smeared it on the walls. For how Allen spent weeks prepping and putting the roof on the house. For Chelsea’s singing and smiling face. For Jen’s patient endurance. For Amiel’s willingness to make mud and more mud and more mud. For how Kelly and other staff members faithfully drove us to work on the house. For Sam going to get water. For the kids who gave us much needed play breaks. Now, we have one more week to plant a garden, say our good-byes, and give the kids lots of hugs knowing that this house will stand as a testimony of God’s love for years to come.