Tuesday, June 13, 2006
They say a picture is worth a thousand words so there are an awful lot of words here. This Illinois team is working under some enormous heat loads, as you can see in the photos. They have not been outside playing in the hose, that is sweat!!!!
You can see the "family photo" with Barbara, priceless!! She has been so excited at seeing what is happening she decided to stay in town, come back to the house to clean out some things in her garage, and just generally watch her home being rebuilt! It's all about relationships. God said so and God is the one who knows!
They all continued with the sheetrock, insulation and finishing of the sheetrock all day today. They are also finding out that some of the decisions that need to be made are decisions that you don't normally have in construction. We try and give the teams notice that building under these circumstances is unlike anything they have ever worked under. And working together with a team of people that you have not worked with before can also be a bit stressful but these guys are wonderful and making outstanding progress!
We would ask that you keep them all in your prayers. As I mentioned earlier, it's really HOT down here and one can overheat quite easily. They need prayers for a hedge of protection around them while they are working and also pray that they are able to get adequate rest at night. It can also be challenging sleeping in a room with a bunch of guys!! :)
Diane continues working in the Spanish Village and Dee Dee will be joining her on Friday as she will be finished teaching school. Anita, from the village, drives Diane home each afternoon after work and today they had taken her shopping before coming back! What a wonderful family!
We want to thank all of you for your support. If you would like to join with us in our mission to rebuild the Mississippi coast after hurricane Katrina you can send your donations to us through our home church, Vineyard Community Church at PO Box 3277 in Bloomington, Indiana 47402. We are supported strictly by YOUR donations. We are not supported by one specific church and without your donations we would not be able to fulfill this calling upon our lives. We do have a home back home and there are still bills that must be paid in order for us to have that home to go home to. Thank you for your hearts of giving and we pray God's blessings come back to you ten fold.
Until tomorrow ... Blessings to you all. Susan and Monty