Saturday, March 23, 2013

Clean Up, Clean Up! Everybody Clean Up!

Did you know that since the beginning of the new year work teams have been coming to help clean up the Sahel Academy campus from the devastation of the flood?  A transformation is taking place and it is a beautiful thing to see the changes that are happening.

This past month a team that included some former Sahel staff and students along with other willing servants spent two weeks at Sahel.  Despite the heat they accomplished an incredible amount of work!  Here's just a small taste of what they did in those two weeks.

Clearing Out Furniture
Dusting & Sweeping Out Dirt
(Yes, there is a reason the picture is so cloudy - the Niger River bed is being removed!)
Pressure Washing & Scrubbing Walls & Floors
Even one of my former First & Second Grade students was there putting his hand to the plow or shall we say scrub brush to the lockers!
Sorting Things Left Behind
Tearing Out Cupboards
(Because that's important too!)
Taking down rafters
Working on the irrigation system
Washing dishes

Insulating an attic
You talk about HUGE IMPACT - these guys had it!

I'm so thankful for each one of these servants who were willing to sweat and get really dirty for Jesus and for Sahel.  You have blessed and encouraged us!


  1. As a mom of kids who are attending Sahel, I can only say a huge THANK you to all those people who are ready to get dirty and sweaty for the sake of my kids. THANK YOU, THANK YOU and THANK YOU. Anne N.

    1. Anne,
      I was going to use your comment about working themselves out of jobs but then I completely forgot! :)

  2. Just curious- why did they have to take down all the rafters in the dining hall building?


    1. That building has had a very low ceiling which kind of holds the heat in. They are adding two layers of bricks and maybe a ceiling more like the one in the library which hopefully will make it a bit cooler in there when the building is packed with people.

  3. The damage water can bring could really be detrimental to the walls and the entire foundation of the building, so it’s best to address the situation immediately. Pressure washing the walls and the floors is the easiest way to save them and bring them back to their glory. Anyway, I always love reading stories wherein people work hand-in-hand to achieve a common goal. God bless you all!

    Kylee Groves


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