Yes, it requires many different bends, stretches and reaches to hang sheetrock in a home. And our Wisconsin men managed to do anything needed to get the job done.
Today the sheetrock is all hung in Rosemary's home. Thanks to the wonderful men who chose to take a week from their families, even Darrell from his sick son, and come here just to be the hands and feet of Jesus! Maury is still in awe! These men even went the extra mile and blessed Rosemary with a new toilet --- laugh as you might --- when you have lost everything in your home you realize just what necessities are verses luxuries! We are so thankful to these 3 men and pray they will have a safe flight come tomorrow morning as they head back north. Their flight leaves at 6:15 am so we are saying our goodbyes this evening! I know they have missed their families but I don't think they have missed the cold weather up there!
Sorry for missing the blog last night. It was the night of our missionary classes and we were put to the test in just getting there. We only have a few miles to reach interstate 10 and then head out for the 1 hour trip to Mobile. Only when we reached I10 did we realize it was closed and they were having every single vehicle get off here in Gautier! We had to turn around and head right back where we came from -- which took 1 hour --- and then work our way to I10 another way. We had been on the road for 90 minutes and hadn't even gotten out of Pascagoula!!! We did make it to class and only managed to be 15 minutes late. After listening to the guest speaker we knew why satan had fought us so hard -- it was a class on "your calling" and it was outstanding! And we made it home without incident.
Today was the day Mike and Faye got to select their vinyl and carpeting for their new home. All of the home will have vinyl and the 2 bedrooms will be carpeting. Even though Mike was in alot of pain and really not up to it, I think he felt better after getting out and enjoying the selection process. Today was another of those days when God just reaches down and re-annoints His work! I received a phone call this evening and for a spit second thought the worst was happening -- the house build was going to hit a MAJOR roadblock! And as usual, God was seeing just how committed we are to our calling and took my nightmare and turned it into amazement! It never ceases to amaze me as to the lengths God will go to fulfill His promises! He tells us over and over again in the Bible that He will never call us into something or someplace where He will not be there with us and supply what we need to accomplish His will. Even though I know those promises and believe them with all my heart---I still fail and fall into doubt or fear. I am so thankful that God doesn't get tired and stop showing me His miracles on a daily basis! To God be the glory!!!!
Thanks to all of you for your prayers for us and for this mission. Those prayers are what continue to hold us up. Please don't stop!
Until tomorrow .... Susan and Monty