Monday, April 27, 2009

It's all about the bridge

The first cable stretches across the Yabus River - April 24, 2009
Securing the cable
Lots of good teamwork

These two crazy guys test out the first two cables

Two cables across the river! Praise the Lord!

During this past month we've been absorbed with the bridge work. With only 9 days left before Phil and his family fly out of Yabus, the guys are pushing hard, spending most daylight hours at the river. Consequently, the bridge is coming along beautifully, thanks to a great team of workers and Thomas Simon, Stephen Adamu, and Phil Greene, three of our SIM teammates.

Over the weekend they secured two of the four cables. As of today, the third is in place. I can't express how exciting it is to hang out at the bridge site taking pictures and finally get a good idea of what this bridge will look like. Hopefully these pictures will give you an idea too.



Megan said...

Good job, you guys! That's really exciting - what a great feeling that must be after all of the work you're putting into it! I hope you are doing so well. And I love the new title of your blog! :)

Amrita said...

You guys are such engineers. Godspeed.

Carrie said...

Just wanted to let you know that I follow your blog and pray for your family on a regular basis. This is VERY exciting news about the bridge! Please feel free to email if there are more specific prayer requests I can lift up. Blessings on you as you do His work!
Carrie (Brock) Lassiter

Anonymous said...

Well done!
Our Sudan team had a reunion today and all of us were so impressed with the bridege!
Way to go!!! A huge accomplishment.
The Calenberg Team,
Rick, Hanna, Peter, Jennifer, Val & Kathy