Roof update from Don
Last Monday began with a clamor of activity overhead as the replacement of the roof of the ministry building where we live commenced. The building also houses a community storage area and living quarters for another family. Removal went quickly but made quite a mess both inside and outside.
Demolition uncovered a family of opossums living in the roof. They had quite a stash of mangoes accumulated. The work also uncovered termite damage that needed to be treated before the new roof could be installed. So not only was the debris falling through the cracks in the ceiling, the linseed oil used to treat the wood was running down the walls.
The work started with our front courtyard area.
They used the loader to haul the old roofing materials away.
Ryan is carefully removing the old roofing sheets. The roof was so rotten that the sheets crumbled in many places. There were also a couple accidents, one involving stitches. Luckily we live next to a hospital
This is a view of the same area with the new roofing. You can see the difference between the old and new. As of right now we do not have the materials to complete the front half of the structure.
We have raised $2000 of the $5000 needed to complete the project. Follow the links if you would like to donate through the ministry's new and improved Facebook page or directly to paypal. Please include a note designating the funds for the roof project. Thank you.