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Zambia, Part Five

April 21, 2012

The rest of the team was split up into groups and each group was given a task, work continued on digging the ditch to allow water to drain away from the building and allow the cement workers to finish the outside of the wall. The digging was hard as they ran into many rocks, all of the work needed to be done by hand and all on the dirt had to be hauled away in wheelbarrows.

Moving the Dirt

Another group worked on installing the plumbing which included running drain pipes to the septic tank and installing water lines. It started by digging a ditch for the drain pipe and making a hole in the septic tank for the pipe to go in.

digging a ditch for the drain pipes

In the tank

There was no electrical work done when we arrived. Most of the boxes for the plugs and switches were installed but no wires or conduit had been installed. We worked first to run conduit to all of the boxes from a location where the main panel would be installed.

Installing the conduit

Once the conduit was installed the wire had to be pulled through for each light, switch and plug. This required one person at each end of the conduit the first to feed the wire and the second to pull the wire from the other end.

Pulling the wire

The finished walls on the inside had to be painted before the ceilings could be installed. We got some help from the contractors daughter and the local missionaries daughter painting the walls.

Having fun painting

Doing God’s work continues to renew out faith, as told in James 2:22 You see that his faith and his actions were working together, and his faith was made complete by what he did.

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