From preparing the land to digging three feet below the ground, Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) has taken center stage during the development of La Posada’s new building. Dozens of people have committed their invaluable time, resources, and expertise to this project, including Roger Claassen, a native of Beatrice, Nebraska.
Dedicating his days to serving those in need through MDS, Roger has spent the past 12 years traveling across the country to the frontlines of disasters in need of first responders. Carrying with him a truck loaded with equipment, including his backhoe, which he is known for masterfully operating, Roger spent 4 weeks at La Posada digging, raising the ground, and setting up a strong foundation for the project to continue expanding.
Overcoming the obstacles that come with this duty, Roger provided his abundant patience and effort, bringing his positive and hardworking spirit to the site every day to help this project prosper and succeed.
Written by Ema Schwarcz & Marianna Salcedo