TWO families in Namara, Labasa are counting themselves blessed as their houses will be reconstructed as part of relief works carried out by the Unity in the Body of Christ youth group.
Construction works have begun on what used to be a lean-to house of Cawaira native Reapi Lokoloko that was damaged during Tropical Cyclone Evan.
Mrs Lokoloko, with her two children, was all smiles when she was visited by the team yesterday.
"I once thought the world was a 'mind your own business place where everyone kept to their own side of the fence but the kind gesture by the youths today spoke of something different," she said.
"We're a poor family and my husband is a fisherman therefore I have taught my children to make do with everything that we had or came across and never to complain.
"God still does answer prayers and there are people out there who have the time in the world for small people like us and for this I am thankful to the youths of the Unity in the Body of Christ youth group.".
Team co-ordinator TJ Loloma said the youth group consisted of youths from 15 Christian denominations.
"We have identified two families in the area who badly need assistance and we are thankful to the coordinator of the United Rescue Mission Jodee Vella for having faith in our group and in diverting funds to the group to enable us to buy building materials," Mr Loloma said.