Welcome to a house mudding.
|Ready for mud!|
|Dumping off a load of mud.|
|The house will get another layer of mud, this time mixed with cow manure, in about two weeks. It will be smoothed by hand and left to dry, looking like this one.|
|The mud goes in-between the "sticks".|
|Could this be anymore fun?!?!?!?|
It went fast because of all the help. I enjoyed it but was glad when it was finished. It felt SO GOOD to get involved in their lives besides shaking their hands on sunday morning. I did have one friend of mine threaten to get my face good and dirty. She's the native pastor's wife, Lillian, and shy and reserved. Yesterday was a good day for our relationship.
|Marlin was behind the camera egging her on. Stinker!|
She was only 15 when she got married (!!!) and is now 26. She has lost 7 babies, the last one being full term. She almost died through the process and you can tell her heart just longs for more. Pray for her that God willing, they would be blessed with more children. They have one living son who's 7. His name's Emmanuel and a real cutie.
|The eternal goof offs.|
I don't have a picture of it but tradition dictates that the chicken head is cooked along with the other parts of the chicken and is served to honored guests. In this case Josh chose to be the honored guest and slurped and sucked away on the chicken head while his brothers and the other pale faces shuddered and trembled in horror. He then deemed it tough and threw it to some lucky animal and told the others to try it before they say it's gross. He's also the one that dreams of living in a traditional dala, surrounded by mud huts and many animals. I am very curious to see what God has in mind for this son of mine in his future.
|All the ladies. Aren't we looking fine? The lady on the right wearing an orange dress and holding a plant is the housewife of the new home.|
|A weekly occurrence of boys standing in the back of the van while the rest of the vehicle is full of Kenyans.|
|Levi and Christian-Team Orange Fanta|