The team arrived on a Monday morning, excited to meet Luz’s family and build them a new home. The build site was directly across the street from the family’s church, so they were very excited to be moving to the area.
The De la Cruz family’s build also happened to be CpC’s very first Virtual Build, so it was made all the more special by the support of people near and far. On Day 1, those who were following along online sent us prayers and verses to be written on the studs of the home.
On Day 2, the team raised the walls and secured them in place. They then took a break from construction and wrote the verses and prayers, along with the name of those who sent them in, on the wooden studs. It was a profound moment of reflection for everyone on the site – one that afforded each team member the opportunity to remember why they chose to build and serve. Once each word had been carefully written in permanent marker, one of the interns had the chance to read Lucy the words that had been prayed over her new home.
“It was a huge blessing to share that moment with Luz,” said Rachel, our Creative Writing Intern. “Despite a language barrier, it was amazing to show her that people all around the world were praying for her family and her home.”