July 4th—We awoke to sunny and breezy skies over Kayamandi, which was a welcomed reprieve from a rainy and cold weekend. It has been an exceptionally wet and cold June for the Stellenbosch region. But God showed His favor by clearing the skies for Day 1 of construction of our third Tapestry Orphan Home. The weather forecast for the rest of the week—clear skies. Praise God!

Our team of 24 gathered on site at 8:30 am to pray over the construction of the home. At 9 am the first wall panel was erected. The wall panels are locally-manufactured using a lightweight concrete exterior panel and a recycled cardboard interior that is designed in a honeycomb to provide excellent insulation.

The panels are dropped into a “U” channel along the perimeter of the floor, and adjacent panels are interlocked using an aluminum “H” channel that connects to both ends of the panels. No screws or nails are required to hold the panels in place.

At 12:07 pm the last of the exterior wall panels was set into place, and by 5 pm the final roof panel was fastened to complete construction of the structure. Amazing to think that an entire home could be constructed in 8 hours.

5 Responses to Day 1 TOHO #3

  1. Joe

    Very Nice… God Bless you all for you generous hearts!

    Joe aka Aren’t those Joe’s legs hanging from the attic?!

    I know The Lord is smiling today after your good work…

  2. William

    Wow, what a day!!!

    Praise our WONDERFUL God!j

  3. Meeshee

    Yippee!!! SUCH great news – keep us posted. Praying for a dry week!

  4. Kristen Price

    Woooohooooo! Love to see one more structure up. We’ve been getting fabulous updates and following the team that way. Loved hearing about healing on the prayer walk and the progress on the computer lab. Soooo grateful for the weather!!!!! Hallloooo to all.
    Love and prayers- Kristen

  5. Lois and Harry Finley

    Matthew 8:26 (NKJV) …But He said to them, “Why are you fearful, O you of little faith?” Then He arose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm.
    Our God is an awesome God! We do not cease to remember you in our prayers.

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