Saturday, August 08, 2009

1,000 Boots Week Begins

There aren't 1,000 of them on the ground --- yet!
They came in cars, in trucks and on a big church bus. From one of the Houston Methodist Churches, they came. Donuts and coffee were waiting for them along with their blue shirts and plenty of duct tape to make name tags out of. After getting signed in they headed to their appointed jobs.
I don't know the total count for today but I do know the 2 jobs we are assigned to oversee had some amazing work being done! We had about 12 on each job ( I think) and things were getting done all over the place.
One gentleman was really happy to be in the home he was assigned to as he had been part of the team that came back in March and had gutted out the home. He was thrilled to see the progress and to be a part of the rebuilding.
In both homes they were painting, caulking and trimming along with hanging entry doors and anything else that they could get their hands on.
Each day next week, Saturday included, there will be new teams coming from the church. Each day we will be making more and more progress and getting closer to having the homeowner being able to move home again. What an awesome blessing this church is and will be this week.
We thank all who are making this possible -- I heard it had been in the works for nearly 6 months! God will have some special blessings for these groups and their church!
I think we should challenge more local churches to come and do the same thing?!
Until next time . . . be blessed. Susan and Monty

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