By Carol Erickson, Executive Director
We have containers!
This may not seem like a big deal to you, but for Imara it is huge. We have been working on getting containers out to our new land for two years. Thanks to one of our Kenyan board members, Brian, they have arrived. Aren’t they beautiful? There is hardly a scratch or dent on them. That is pretty much a miracle for a retired sea-going container!
These containers provide a safe, and secure spot for us to store supplies as we get our building project started. It is a sign that we are getting very close to breaking ground for our first building in the Imara Village. For those of you who have walked with Imara from the beginning, you know that the building project has been slowly, but steadily moving forward.
We are excited to announce that if everything goes as planned, we will break ground in the beginning of November. You never know with Kenya, but in the midst of delays we have seen God do amazing things and bring about opportunities for Imara and our future plans that we never thought possible.
If you are considering being part of the January 2017 Mission Trip to Imara, guess what you get to do? That team will be painting the containers inside and out to make sure that they remain rust free and beautiful for years to come. If you happen to have some extra painting skills, you could even paint the Imara logo on the outside. It will be great fun and such a help. You will get a front seat view of the building project. You will get to watch the first Imara Village building being built while you paint.