Sunday, April 28, 2013

At long last completion of the "fort".

New tree fort with chicken coop in front - note Joseph on 2nd floor in the tree!

Hello All,

With great expectations and lots of hard work, the boys and I have finished the new tree fort.  We would like to thank all of you who help with the boys fund raising.  The boys also did about 25 hours of community work each to help raise money.

We bought the materials, dried the wood, and installed the roof.  The boys spent days hand cutting and carrying materials from the surrounding jungle to make the post and roof structure.  We all had a great time and although we still lack a nice ladder, its done. 

Kevin and Joseph in the new tree fort

On a side note - not 1 week after completion, a tarantula moved onto the fort.  The kids were thrilled.  Everyone needs a pet tarantula.

Our new tarantula home on the fort
We put it all together with rope and drywall screws.  If you look closely you can see an extra floor the boys built over the tree fort from bamboo and rope.  It is very creative and works as a spy place.

Kevin and another missionary kid, Joseph slept in the fort last week and broke it in.  They put a tent inside of the fort to fend off the bugs. They had a great time.

I also included a couple of perspective pictures of the fort, the two chicken coops (we have 8 chickens now) and the house.  If you notice you can see a car in the picture.  Another missionary couple has left for 2 months and we are borrowing their car - its only been 5 days, but we have really been enjoying the freedom.  Might have to give serious thought to a car of our own.

Our home from the side - note chicken coops and new fort
Thank you for continuously praying and supporting us here.  Tree forts are not a necessity of life, but we are thrilled to be able to provide a place to play for the neighborhood kids.

Blessed to be a blessing,


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