Greetings from Lesotho! Brought to you by Ashley Milliner and Alexus Chambers live from Roma! We experienced a high of 90 degrees, little wind, and no clouds… It was a fantastic day! Apparently, the weather at home is not so great haha. For today’s project we worked on a green house in a local village. We discovered that carrying cinder blocks up a hill is not as easy as it looks. However we found a new appreciation for hard work. The green house is coming along quite nicely (“it’s standing” says Alexus). We moved a lot of dirt from a hard rocky ground, cemented with our hands, and cut wood with saws. Not to worry all fingers and ligaments are still intact lol.
The highlight of our day was the humbled conversation we had with local Basotho and a Pastor named Peter. A 17 year old girl was astounded when she found out there are people from America with the same color skin as hers. Pastor Peter embraced us with open arms, “my beautiful sisters.” He was so happy to see the diversity amongst our group. This ties together the idea of what our trip represents by promoting diversity amongst everyone. Kaofela rea tsoana! (We are all the same).
Alexus would like to give a shout out to her family back home in Cincinnati, and Ashley would like to shout out to her family in Cleveland. We hope everyone back at home has a Happy New Year, since we will celebrate it first. Peace!