See this group of awesome men? This is the team from West Virginia who are planning a return trip just to build a new house for Mike and Faye! Can you believe that? We have been working on plans for months now and the man on the very far right of the photo, Joe, is the one doing all the organizing! He called today to let us know he will be flying in for a day this coming week to go over some things! What an amazing build this will be! He plans on having everything in place to completely build the house in one week! Yes --- I said one week! Be sure and stay tuned as things are starting to happen and you won't want to miss one thing!
Speaking of building a house in a week -- it's being done in Pascagoula. Tragedy strikes all around all the time and sometimes repeatedly. A family here lost not only their home to fire but 2 of their young children. Through the efforts of alot of organizations they organized a speed build and are in the 7th day of building them a brand new home. I stopped by to see them today and was truly touched. They plan on moving the family in on Thursday, landscaping done and all! It's an amazing thing to see so many efforts combined, all coming together for one cause -- to bless a family! To God be all the glory!! I didn't have my camera with me or you would see photos. I hope to get some in the next day or two.
I was treated to a special lunch today. Faye's sister, Joyce, treated both Faye and myself! Joyce has been off work for the holidays and this was something she wanted to do before going back to work. We had such a nice time, laughing and sharing life stories. Faye had thank you cards for the both of us! It was a special time for me to share with 2 women who have become very close friends! Mike had his dialysis this morning and wasn't feeling well when we returned this afternoon so be sure and keep him in your prayers. Faye's back was doing okay today. She's trying her best to follow the doctor's orders.
This entire day was wrapped up in relationships of all kinds. All people from all walks of life, all denominations, all colors and all areas combined for one cause -- to help the people recover from the storm. Nothing else mattered. Wouldn't it be wonderful if that could flow out from here and pour over the entire world? Think about it and then, as they say, let it begin with me!
Until tomorrow .... Susan and Monty