A team from Frederica Baptist Church joined a team from Central Baptist Church, Americus, GA to assist Miskito Missions Network (AKA Restore Hope) to construct a new compound in Rosita, Nicaragua.
Lisa Warren, Stacey Warren, Don Simpson, Trey Simpson and Rick Shelnutt traveled to Managua and met with the Central Baptist team before traveling on to Rosita.
Beginning in April of 2015, previous teams started building a new compound in Rosita which will house the Missionary family along with a bunk house for visiting work teams and a base for storage of equipment and materials used for building new churches and pastor’s houses.
Loyd and Alma's new home.
Loyd, Alma and Lya Miguel
Materials and Equipment Storage Facility with Temporary Kitchen
Much work had been completed by previous teams. After surveying the project site, it was determined that some of the work previously completed would need to be reworked. Construction of the trusses began immediately along with preparing the bunk house site for a new concrete slab floor.
The Saw Team
Truss Assembly Team
This was quite a team effort.
Truss Assembly Team
They stopped long enough for a photo.
Trusses will be installed on the new Bunk House by the next team.
Lisa and Stacey
Lisa and Sheila
A team cannot be efficient on an empty stomach! Thanks to Lisa, Stacey and Sheila, the mission team was very well fed and free from amoebas. The food was excellent and nobody messed with the Kitchen Crew!
After we arrived, Loyd said he was hoping to move into the missionary house that week. And, Oh by the way, we need a water tower for the 600 gallon tank and it needs to be taller than the house because it will be gravity fed. So after much prayer and figuring, the team is off and running to obtain the necessary supplies. This was no small project!
Required a special wood that termites will not eat. Very hard wood.
Crew had to hang on like monkeys while they nailed.
The tank is filled by pump from well.
While the outside crews were working, the inside crews were completing the electrical wiring, plumbing, paneling and window installation.
Master Bath before
Just bare walls
Master Bath after
Nice shower, lavatory and toilet. This is much more than typical bathrooms.
Electrical Team wiring the kitchen.
Each room had to be paneled after the wiring was complete.
MMMM Looks like the guy in the white hat is a supervisor. :)
A team of locals were hired to help with some of the work as well.
Loyd and one of the locals digging the holes for the tower posts.
Jamie dug many lengths of ditches for the drain lines and water pipes.
A local brick mason put in the block walls for the house.
After a week of labor and good fellowship, the team heads to the air strip for the plane to return them to Managua.
The open air terminal for the Rosita Airport.
The trip was very productive. We are always amazed at what God can do with a group of people that have very limited experience with construction and skill sets. We always seem to accomplish more than what we set out to do. We serve an awesome God!