Wednesday, 25 February 2009
Dentists and Digging
For the last month we have had the Gililland team here for dentistry, OB, and Pharmaceuticals. The top picture is some of the people who received some kind of treatment by the Carol, Harriott, and Toni; the dental team. This is not the entire group, but only a few. They were incredibly busy the entire time. They were also such a blessing to have here with their servant attitudes and willing to tackle anything they could get their pliers on. I am extremely thankful for the front tooth repair they made on me ( so is my wife ).
We have a work team right now to finish the warehouse and install the main electrical disconnects and services for the campus. We have a quantity of three 4" pvc conduits extended 420 ft. from the power building to the new third phase buildings. We will be running eight 000 wire in these conduits. The trenches, as you can see by the picture, is dug by hand through rock, clay and gravel with a little sand mixed in. This trench has taken four days so far and we are not finished yet. I was thinking that if we had a PowerTrac tractor with a backhoe, this job would have only taken one day. It is amazing how much time it takes to do things by hand. Between the masons, diggers, and concrete guys, we had over seventy malian workers on the job sight. I have been incredibly tired by the time I come home at night. Please pray for wisdom and strength for us as we deal with these guys and the contruction. Please pray for the construction contract as it is still in the process. It NEEDS to be signed. I will be working on the plumbing here soon and will be needing plumbers to help. Pray that God will provide in his time. Keep praying for our French also as it is coming slowly. Thanks for all your prayers.