The week so far…
This week we have been working with a man named Chuck and his two teenage daughters, Ashley and Haley. Chuck’s wife passed away in April, and around the same time he lost his job. Due to the tough financial situation, the three were forced to move into a broken down trailer. One of the girls told us that life has been so crazy that they haven’t even had time to mourn the loss of their mother. Our crew has been replacing an old, rotted floor this week, as well as putting a fresh coat of paint on the outside of the house. It’s been a joy for us to spend time with Chuck and the girls too!
In addition to sweating like crazy from 8:30-3, here are some other notables of the last few days:
-a surprise ice cream delivery by Mr. Oguich
-goats at the worksite (yes, everyone else is just as excited as I am about this ;-))
-worship on beach blankets in the sand
-broken AC in the girls’ room the first night (which has been fixed! We are nice and cool :))
-Mosquitos that laugh at our Off! Deep Woods bug spray…
-noisy neighbors (I laid the smack down last night 😀
All around, it has been an awesome week… And we have over 3 days left! I will give a full report when I return… Blogging via smart phone is a painful task.
Have a great week!
LOVE the outdoor worship on the sand! Some of my favorite youth group memories took place like that. God’s blessings on you as you continue to be His hands and feet this week.
You laid the smack down? I would like to have seen that. Actually, I don’t even know what it is.
Haha yep. I used intimidation and excessive force to quiet them. (Actually, I just knocked on the wall and told them they were keeping us up.)
Looks like a great trip! Hope you’re having an awesome time!
Thanks! It was an awesome week, but I am glad to be home (24/7 with a gang of 12-year-olds is a bit exhausting :))
I can imagine! You’re a saint!
Sounds like a great week so far! Praying for an equally awesome end of the week for y’all 🙂
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