Thursday, March 15, 2012

A House For Doris

Doris went to work for Casa de Esperanza in October.  At the time, she was down on her luck.  Her husband left, she was losing her house and her job at the school was ending.  She has one son, Carlos.  Carlos is 14 and has just started seventh grade. 

Doris was losing her house because of some really bad decisions her husband made before he left.  She moved in with a friend, but that friend soon asked her to leave.  Since that time, she has been renting a house.  Marc told her when she was able to get some land, he would build her a house.  She got that land, and yesterday was a great day for Doris.  The spring break groups from Texas built her house.  Tuesday evening we went to look at the property.  Doris did not know until we called her to meet us at the property that she was receiving a house.  She was beside herself with joy.  She went to meet the lumber truck  yesterday morning at 6:00 a.m.  And since this is Honduras, it did not arrive on time.  She was calling immediately. 

One of Joel's team had to leave yesterday.  He and I went to the airport with her.  While we were in town, Joel wanted to buy a home box for Doris.  We went to Wal-Mart.  Joel had a ton of fun buying things for Doris's new house.  Sheets, blankets, pillows, broom, dustpan, mop.  And on and on, Joel bought.  He even bought a box of fruit loops for Carlos.

We drove back to Santa Ana and to the house site.  Doris and Carlos were watching the house go up.  Both had big smiles on their faces.
At the end of the day, when the house was done and the prayer was said, Doris knew exactly from where that house had come.  She was thanking God.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I just cannot imagine how much joy it brings to people to get a new home and things to furnish it too. I am so sad when you tell of difficulities of many but bloggs like this are so uplifting and must be what gives you the strength to go on seeing so much sadness. Praise God for people like you all who are so willing to work in this area. linda