Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Deck . . . the House?

Have you started to deck your halls--or your house? Four guys in Moldova just finished decking a house with a new dak (roof, in Dutch).

The story starts with Maria. She is a widow on a very small pension with a very large household of dependents (grandchilden, daughter, daughter's children . . .). In this photo she's standing in front of a place she was housesitting. She and her family were glad to be there that winter (2015) because their own house leaks. Like a sieve.

The story continues when a woman
from the Netherlands visited the Romany village where Maria lives.  When she saw Maria's roof,
 she asked Pastor Petru Ciochina what it would cost
to fix it. Then she went back home to the Netherlands
and asked some friends to help fix the roof.

They were not the only ones helping to fix the roof. Pastor Petru (here up on top of Maria's house) got three other guys from church to work with him. Together, they put the new roof up.

Here's one of those guys in front of the finished project:  a roof which does not leak! Maria and her whole family are very happy!

The new roof is even green.
Maria's house is already
decked out for Christmas!

But wait, this story did not start with Maria. This story starts . . . with Christmas. 

1 comment:

  1. Decking the halls takes a lot of effort and time and really its more fun when the whole family does it together.
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