Carpentry Equipment for Mud Brick Project

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Golden Oldie Jim donates carpentry tools to the Hope Homes project

Previous team members, Jim and Margaret, had an excess supply of high-quality hand-carpentry tools available. Unknowingly, last year we discovered a man called Alfred in Fiji who has a vision called ‘Hope Homes’.

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Golden Oldie leader Graeme (left end), with Roger and Alfred (in the middle), along with Maniava Village people show the mud brick that can be used to build affordable, cyclone-proof mud brick houses in Fiji and the Pacific region

‘Hope Homes’ vision is to train young men in constructing cyclone-proof, affordable houses, using mud bricks as the main material. But he needed hand tools to start this project. And this year these tools are on the plane with the team for this project.

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Another remote village the Golden Oldies Mission team members visit that would benefit from the Hope Homes vision

On this mission, Golden Oldie Roger, hopes to use his years of expertise to encourage Alfred to help establish and develop this Hope Homes vision for Fiji.

Final Preparations

This year’s team comprises of 23-‘Golden Oldies’ from around NZ.

Our oldest this year is a 89-years young Elsa from Nelson! She is so excited as she prepares for the mission.

Our seniors bring so much knowledge, wisdom from their own life experiences, and the friendships that are created along the way are inspiring to everyone involved.

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Golden Oldies team members 2017

The team has spent time in training and preparing for the mission. It is a partnership in Fiji with the St John’s Bible College, Churches, and villages. The mission aims to help people improve the quality of their lives and share Gods love to all that the team have the privilege of meeting.