Friday, May 19, 2006

Bethel's play

Today was the day that the college drama team did their play for the school here and everyone loved it! I think the teachers were just as entertained as the kids! The costumes were wonderful and all of them were just fantastic! As one of the teachers shared after the program, this team brought joy and magic to the school, something VERY rare these days! No one really realizes just how fun, joy and laughter are something very hard to find. Everyone is busy working and then going home and working some more. It seems there is no time for fun and joy, let alone magic like the kids brought in with the play! Thanks Bethel College as what you brought and left behind is indeed priceless!!!!!!

The other photos are what Monty and I spent our afternoon doing. This is the center of the stage in the church. There used to be plastic stained glass type windows on each side and those were removed and sheetrocked in quite some time ago. Tim now has the ability to make some purchases and we came up with this idea of trimming out the opening to the baptismal. It has taken on a 3D effect due to the paint being a couple of shades darker in the background. It turned out absolutely awesome and made Monty and I realize just how we have missed doing creative work such as this. Our prayer is that the church members agree with us!

We moved our trailer to our new location this morning but did not get it hooked up to plumbing and such as the heat got too much for us. It was high noon, not the time to be doing that sort of thing. It has decided to become summer around here and things are heating up, way up. We got it set and left it, for now. Tomorrow will bring more work getting it settled.

We also met with the electrical inspector in the middle of the day to check on Ms Barbara's house and let us know the proper procedures to take to get her power back on. Since the salt water covered the recepticles from 4' and lower there are certain things we must do before having the inspector return and give us the go ahead. We can start the sheetrock process but will only be able to take it so far. Since she has applied for a grant we will also have to follow certain procedures to comply with the rules of the grant. Please keep her in your prayers as she is also facing a double knee replacement in August!

Speaking of prayers, I would like to ask for prayer for Monty's finger. If you remember, he cut it pretty bad about a week ago. He managed to reopen it again the other day and now it is infected and quite a mess. We are medicating it and hoping it will heal but the prayers would really be appreciated.

We also have a "group" of two from West Florida here for the weekend. They are currently working on the steps in the sanctuary and trying to remodel part of the stage. They have their work cut out for them!

There were 2 more calls today coming from volunteers who are planning on bringing crews in the month of June. This is exciting as the needs are not slowing down so we don't need the volunteers to slow either. Without them we would not be able to get the rebuilding done! If you are thinking of bringing a team here to bless the people just comment at the end of the blog and we will be happy to get back with you with information.

If you would like to invest in this relief mission in another way you can send your tax deductible gifts to us through Vineyard Community Church at PO Box 3277 in Bloomington, Indiana 47402. Please mark "Katrina" on your gift as all of it comes to us for the mission. We thank you for your servant hearts as without you we would not be able to fulfill God's calling on our lives.

Until tomorrow...enjoy your Saturday and prepare for worship on Sunday....Susan and Monty

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