#22 – Our last day of work

From Lynne:

It was a lot of work, but Jim (my brother-in-law) and I recently wrapped up our part of the crude labor for the construction here with the Sisters of St. Joseph.

Jim and Lynne, covered in dust

Covered in dust!

Lynne Cooper sweaty and workingOn our last day at work, Jim and I gave co-workers gifts of various tools and clothing we had brought from home, as well as a snack of boiled eggs and cipati (a fried flat bread) to go with their tea. They loved the gifts!

workers posing together

All the lovely people who have been building with us

It also happened that they caught a bush rat that day and cooked it.

three workers cooking a bush ratJim has, by now, returned to the states, and I’m here for another week until I fly back on Monday, March 8.


5 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Evelyn Cohen on March 3, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    Looks like you did lots of work. Hope you can take a few days off before you come home. Don’t eat any rats! We miss you.


  2. Posted by Dennis K Hoffert on March 3, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    An incredible job you both did. Leaving the tools is an invaluable contribution to the lives of the villagers. I am certain you both will be missed by the Sisters and the villagers. God bless.



  3. Posted by murph on March 3, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    I remember working with you on other construction projects and seeing the dirt,sweat and pure love you give each time. You will be missed there.


  4. What a great experience! I look forward to hearing more details!


  5. Posted by Joeann Beresford on March 3, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    These pictures are great, Lynne! Those first couple certainly attest to the fact that you worked!!!!. I am sure that the group you worked with will miss you when you leave. T’was good leaving the tools, etc. Will be anxious to talk to you when you return. Love, Cec


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