Monday, March 22, 2010

Connecticut, Michigan and Virginia

Once again we filled the local Baptist church with Methodists, Presbyterians, Church of Christ, Vineyard and who knows how many other "labels." All with the heart to serve, all wondering just what their exact project would be.
Rich and Jack are finishing the last of their 4 weeks with us and already had their game plan lined out. They are continuing in some of the homes and picked up Mel and Billie's to add to their list. It will be tough saying goodbye to them at the end of the week but Rich is already on my schedule for a week in April and we are happy about that.
Our Michigan team is from Grand Rapids, Calvin College. They chose to do this over their spring break and even though they are relaxing on the beach I am certain they will go home with some sun as they are doing exterior painting all week and the sun is about as bright as it can get! They are thrilled! They are painting Jocelyn's and Martha and Steven's and a few of them are also working on painting the inside of Kim's house. If they don't know how to paint they will be masters at it by the end of the week!
Our team from Virginia flew in amid the high wind warnings we had over the weekend! They said it was a bit bumpy and I think that was an understatement as our trailer actually shifted on Saturday night with the wind gusts who knows how strong! A bit creepy! They are all working together in Rosaland's house where they are mastering the art of texturing -- the entire house! By the end of the week they will be professionals for sure!
Even though Matt returned for his third orientation this morning we had to bid him farewell as he headed to the airport to go home. He was such a blessing here -- not only with his professional sheetrock finishing skills but with the ministry that took place between he and Joyce! She had the adoption papers ready!! We sent him off covered in prayer and know God will bless him for all he did to bless others while he was here! Thanks so much Matt -- we love you!
We are also nearing the end of our time with Ben at the PDA camp. His boss is here to transition Jane into the camp management position and the new construction assistant is to arrive tomorrow evening. It's always tough to see folks leave but it's a bit tougher for those we have had the privilege of spending months with and grown so fond of! Ben will be blessed for all he has done for so many teams and homeowners while he has been here!
Another Monday, a smooth Monday, a sunshiney Monday and another day to thank God for His calling He has placed on our lives!
Be sure and stay tuned for what looks like another incredible week -- 2 house blessings on the schedule also!
Until next time . . . bless someone else today! Susan and Monty
PS Dee Dee -- for an answer to your question please email me!

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