Sunday, November 11, 2012
Holton, IN was blessed -- and so were we!
We were up and on the road by 7am yesterday and on the job working before 9am. The weather was picture perfect and everyone was super excited.
They worked like a well oiled machine and yet couldn't help but notice the damage around them and when they heard how one of the local churches was gone -- completely demolished -- the reality hit home.
I had been there a few months ago and was pleased to see the progress made and yet realized what still needs to be done.
I joined the ladies from Ohio in painting all the siding for the sheds. Each shed took 10 panels of the T1-11 and by the end of the day I was nearly the same color as the sheds! Each of us women marveled at how our husbands can paint and never get a drop on them and we . . . well, it's quite obvious what we've been doing and what color we've been doing it with!
As you can see in this last picture, the sun was setting and they were determined to keep going. The Ohio men jumped on board and by the end they had all 3 walls up, the roof trusses and all it needed was the set of double doors and shingles!
And if I hadn't just insisted !!!! they would probably still be there! No one wanted to stop, everyone wanted to keep going, and yet everyone was more tired than they realized!
After packing up and stopping for a nice dinner we arrived back home around 9pm and then did realize just how tired we were!
My sincere thanks to this amazing team of servant heart friends whom I have grown to love and I have a feeling will all be going back on our next trip on December 1st!!
Until next time . . . each smiling face glows with the joy of the Lord! Susan and Monty