feel the MUD between your TOES

I love the feeling of warm sand running between my toes… MUD, well that’s an entirely different story.




DAY 14


The feeling of mud between your toes…

One of my favorite parts of the mission trip was participating in the Compassion college student led workcamp. All of the students were seperated into groups and sent to help with diffrent needs among the community. I was assigned to help build a 2 room hut that would house 2 familes, about eleven people. We started by digging a HUGE hole in the ground then walked over a mile to the water well to draw water. Everyone then carried back the jugs of water on their heads (except for me as I slowly pulled them behind me) to the work site. Once there, we poured the water into the hole and all jumped in stomping our feet for 2 to 3 hours untill we had a strong muddy “glue”. Then the building began. We started forming the perimenter of the house, dirt brick by dirt brick the smeared the “mud-glue” on top. Then we added another row of bricks. This process lasted 2 weeks, untill it finally turned in to      what 2 familes would call “nyumbani tamu nyumbani” (Home Sweet Home).


Leave a Comment