Yes, we awoke this morning to some "northerly" weather. Yesterday we were in the 70s and today in the low 40s, with rain on and off. The good thing is that it doesn't last long down here. In a couple of days it will be back in the 60s. Good thing the folks from Wisconsin brought jackets and sweatshirts!! Of course to them this isn't cold at all!!! :) But they do have "ice may form on bridges" warnings out for tonight!!
Our WI team of three, plus Monty, were hard at it again today at Dane's. Dane had to return to work and wasn't all that happy about doing so. He really enjoys working with the teams and making new life long friends. We were just talking in devotions this morning how they already bonded, and in only one day!
Monty and Tony were busy installing interior doors. These doors are solid wood and some of the most beautiful I have ever seen. They were donated to Convoy some months ago and we are so thankful to have them. Even though the jams must be cut to size. That's a small price to pay for such a wonderful and cost saving blessing.
Diane and Shirley were busy with painting and cleaning. They literally transformed the place in just cleaning up. Let's face it, that's not a strong point with construction and getting it done just makes everything look so much better. And remember, this house is nearly 10 feet off the ground in the air so cleaning and removing trash isn't quite as easy as it sounds.
I visited with Mike and Faye this afternoon and am busy getting the paperwork into the city for a permit to demolish their home. It should go through without a hitch. It also looks like we are going to once again be sent just the team we need when we need them. God has a way of doing that every single time! I spoke with Pastor Tim at Bethel church today and his team that is coming from Ohio in a couple of weeks (yes, Kurt, this is YOU) will be just what we need. We had the blessing of working with this team of highly skilled and even higher enthusiastic men last year when we were working from Pascagoula and they are awesome. Pastor Tim agreed to "loan" a part of their team to us to deconstruct Mike and Faye's house. Thanks Tim --- it will be an awesome week and we are so happy you will be a part of it!
I also stopped in and checked up on Harry and Ilone this afternoon. Harry is the wonderful man who works as the security guard at the college across the road where all our teams shower at the end of their work day. He and his wife live 2 blocks from the water and also lost everything. Looks like we will be sending a team in there in a couple of weeks to help tear out the rest of the damage done in the house. Harry was very excited and just knowing that gave him a sense of peace and the feeling that he doesn't have to do it all alone. He should be retired but continues to work. This storm damage has really taken an emotional toll on the both of them and we are happy to be able to get a team in there and help them.
Today was Monty's step fathers surgery. Right now all we know is that they successfully removed his kidney and said things went well. We are waiting to hear more from his mother but she has no cell phone service unless she steps outside the hospital, something I'm sure she isn't doing much of. Please continue to pray for them as the doctors did confirm that the kidney tumor was cancerous. We will let you know updates tomorrow. Thank you for your prayers. They are priceless.
Until tomorrow ... Blessings to all...... Susan and Monty