Life was once miserable for Jeanine Civil, 33. She and her children lived in a shack constructed with mud and twigs.
Rain would leak inside the shack, turning the dirt floor into a muddy mess. Her children often fell ill from the damp conditions. Through her suffering, she trusted in God to send someone to deliver them from the misery.
The someone God sent was a church called Church of the Nativity in Burke, Virginia, and a program Father Richard B. Martin had organized called “Operation Starfish®
where Jeanine lives. The church decided to build new homes, sanitation units and water wells to reconstruct the desperately poor community.
110 .” One project focused on the small village of Merger,