As some of you already know, when we last visited Kibuye Hospital in Burundi, one of the issues that came up was housing. There were minimal places for guests to stay, and nowhere for 16 McCropders to live! We plan to build homes upon our arrival for each family, but what to do in between our arrival and the actual completion of our homes? And what about all the visitors we hope to accommodate some day?
The obvious solution was to start work on a guesthouse with multiple small apartment-style units that we could live in while our homes are being built, and also a space for visitors--now and later. Friends of Hope Africa and some generous supporters from our home church donated funds and work has been ongoing. It is exciting to see progress being made. The first of four 2-bedroom apartments is almost completed (as of these pictures taken by a visitor in December) with the other three units partially constructed. One never knows how quickly things will progress in Africa, but things look good for being completed by our arrival this fall. :)