Our children and community members all masked up!
Greetings to all our lovely friends of Kenosis from a sunny but cool South Africa. For all those of you who donated so generously towards the security wall for our Foster village, I wanted to give you a brief update of what is happening.
There is a saying, sometimes attributed to the Scottish poet Robert Burns, that "the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry." Well, that is where we are with our security wall at the moment. In my last report, we were almost ready to pour the concrete for the foundation, but a few days later, the South African government declared a total lockdown of the country to try to deal with the Covid 19 pandemic that was beginning to spread around South Africa. So of course it has been months when we have legally not been able to do any construction work at all.
However, I am pleased to now report that finally, the lockdown restrictions are being gradually lifted and the construction industry is now allowed to operate normally. We have been able to complete the steel reinforcing for the trenches and all the formwork is now in place. We are now waiting for a concrete pouring expert to give us a date when he can come and supervise the pouring of the concrete. With the lockdown having caused huge delays in construction work countrywide, construction workers are now trying to deal with a backlog of urgent jobs that need doing, and we pray that it will not be long before the expert is available to come and assist so that we can get the foundations poured.
In the meantime, do please pray with us that we will be able to get the concrete poured as soon as possible, and also that more funding will come in for the construction of the wall. We are still a long way off from the total we need and the lockdown has also hampered many of our fundraising efforts and plans.
Thank you for your generosity in supporting our project. You have no idea how much we appreciate your amazing gift to our community. May God bless you for your kindness.