Tuesday, March 03, 2009

True Joy












































They dig to find the plumbing clog at Hai's at the same time they are sanding her wooden ceilings to prepare for new stain and finish.

They work at tearing down Darlene's home, taking time for a group photo. They have as much torn down as can be done until the electric company comes and removes the wiring from the house. Most likely we will then bring in the bobcat to do the final demo.

They put on the finishing touches to Richard's porch on the front of his home and finished with his crown molding inside, each step nearer to his being able to move in.

They are stripping the old roof off of Lavita's house in preparation for getting a new one next week. She chose the hunter green shingle and thought it was thrilling to be able to choose what she wanted instead of what someone said she had to have.

Terri's house is being jacked up and leveled along with getting a coat of primer to prepare for the painting, also stepping closer and closer to having the outside done.

Sonny is finally getting a start on his storage area so he can remove what little he has left of household belongings and allow us to demo his ruined mobile home so he can purchase a used "new" one with his FEMA funds. He was so happy to see the guys drive in and tell him they were there to build his storage that he literally jumped in the air, both feet leaving the ground! His smile carried throughout his neighborhood and seemed to be contagious.

Laura now has her old destroyed deck removed from the front of her trailer in preparation for the construction of a new one and the finishing up of the repairs inside. The team also built a surprise sandbox for her son where their above ground swimming pool used to be!

Marie is getting her wiring taken care of along with some finishing of her sheetrock and hopefully will be done with electric this week.

The Vineyard church plant is nearing completion with the primer being done today and possibly tile flooring going in tomorrow.

If it looks like there are alot of jobs going on you are exactly right! That doesn't count the 4 home visits done in the past 2 days. Ms Tang may not be able to rebuild her home, we must wait for the decision from the city building department. Victor has his all done except for a new roof and HVAC unit. He got started early since he is the father of 5 small children! Margie's roofing team is scheduled to start her roof tomorrow which means we can get in and gut her leaky bedroom and get it rebuilt. Teresa just needs some extra hands to help her boyfriend get her small home done. Those hands will show up tomorrow!

The list of names grows each day. The community of San Leon is so grateful and thrilled that FINALLY someone has come to help them. We thank God for bringing us to this small community that has been labeled "lost." Come to think of it, I'm pretty sure the Bible talks of how Jesus came to seek and to save the "lost." It's amazing to see God's hands and feet at work through each one of the volunteers!

Tomorrow is Wednesday, the day of the week where each team has a good handle on what they are doing and are thrilled to be going for a goal. They will be filled with energy and ready to go. Thursdays are days when they realize they are nearing the time to go home and for some that brings early tears. For all of those here, we send a huge thank you to their families back home who make it possible for their loved ones to be here blessing the people and in turn being blessed!

Monty and I thank all of you for making it possible for us to remain "on the ground", continuing in His calling for our lives. As you know, 100% of our financial support comes from YOU! We are forever grateful and thank you for your support. For those of you who might like to come along side of us and offer your financial support you can send your tax deductible donations through our sending agency as listed below. The IRS requires that you do NOT write our names on your check but instead attach a separate note with our names. As I said, it's tax deductible and you will receive a statement for each donation, whether it be a monthly commitment or a one time gift. THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS!

The address is:
International Gospel Outreach (IGO)
PO Box 1008
Semmes, AL 36575

Until next time . . . be blessed. Susan and Monty

1 comment:

Timothy Poindexter said...

God bless you two for being a "hub" to keep the relief going! Only now as I continue into my own ministry can I really appreciate what you face day to day, and you do it with smiles and knowing that for every seed you sow into this earth now, you will reap in the days to come! I am jumping out of my skin to lead another team to a location where you're presence has left a mark!!