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Celebrating a Roof

October 24, 2009

When a Haiti Foundation of Hope medical team arrived in Terre Blanche last week, it found community members working to complete the roof on the new church building. The building has been under construction since earlier this year when the congregation decided it had outgrown its former building, located on the same compound as the Clinic of Hope.

By summer, walls had gone up on the new building and church members had hauled rocks from a nearby river to start the foundation.

Just four months later, the building looked even more impressive as the roof went up.

As the medical team treated patients at the clinic this week, workers kept busy across the road as they continued to build the church roof. And by the time time Sunday rolled around, it was done, providing shelter from the sun, wind and rain.

The church was packed with people during a special Sunday service to celebrate the occasion. There was lots of singing, a six-piece band and special music by the children.

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