Day 2 with the Bunta Family
07.11.2014 - 07.21.2014
Today - what an amazing day! We travelled about 30 minutes to the town of Soimi where we met the Bunta family. You can check out their story in a previous blog entry.
We split into our tasks again - some were cutting wood, others were going around town picking up supplies and my group was adding more concrete blocks to the house and the tiles on the ceiling of the kitchen.
I spent the day working with Cristi, the 35 yr old father of three adorable children. Cristi is a teacher just like me so we got along immediately. His English is amazing. Christi works in the primary school while his wife is a social worker. They are involved in serving in the Baptist Church which houses a large community of Roma and Romanians. Once their house is finished, they plan on offering their home for meetings and teaching the children in the area how to read and write. Such an amazing family! Cristi previously worked with the Good Samaritan organization which helps with the integration of teenage orphans giving them job skills. They partnered with Habitat before and I am pretty sure that Cristi and I worked together back in 2003.
During lunch, Cristi's wife and children came by the worksite with an amazing dessert of blueberry bread. We played with the kids, took lots of pictures, and then Cristi gave us a tour of his new home. He hopes to have it all finished by Christmas.
My team has been great this year - they are so flexible and willing to help out with any task. It got quite warm on site today and it didn't slow them down at all. I love taking a step back on worksite and seeing all the new habitat volunteers catch the infectious disease of "habititus". It is such a great organization and they are hooked!!!
Dave Tirsell from Macomb County Habitat affiliate in Mount Clemens, Michigan added:
"What stuck we me was the homeowners comment that after all these years he felt that god was smiling on his family and it was so gratifying to work along side with them to work on their dream together. And they will put good use to their large yard with their daughter and sons."
Here are some more pictures from a busy day