We had the annual Hands for HOPE Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction on Saturday, November 7. It was a great fundraiser and I want to thank everyone for coming. It was good to see the many people who have supported this charity from the beginning. It was also good to see several new faces. I appreciate your support and hope to see you next year. If everyone brought one new friend each year imagine the number of people who would find out about the great things happening in Ada Foah and the building would get the much needed funds! Everyone is so amazing and the support you have shown is truly a blessing to me and the people of Ada Foah.
I just received a photo card from Adi today. The building is really coming along. It is so huge! I am sure we will be happy that it is this large when it is completed, but who knew?? They are beginning to put on the second floor and the craftsmanship and work that has gone into this project is amazing. They have to build the forms for the steel (rebar) to go in all of wood then pour the cement in them. They are holding up all of the beams with bamboo. I was always a little confused when Adi said he needed to buy bamboo. I get it now! What an interesting sight and how amazing they are doing all of this without any machinery of any kind. It is all done by hand. The goal is to have this portion of the building completed by February before the rainy season comes along. We will then be able to start working on the inside.
Looking at these pictures makes me so happy. All of the fundraising and hard work is paying off.