Sunday, August 27, 2006

Getting ready for Labor Day

This week we’ll be gearing up for a fairly busy Labor Day weekend. We will have several groups coming this weekend, Lord willing, to continue serving the Lakeshore, Waveland, and Bay St. Louis area. We are continuing to work at Ms. Redford’s and Ms. Lynn’s and with each group that comes getting a little closer to getting their houses finished.

We have also done a lot of work at Ms. Laura Lambert’s trailer. Ms. Lambert’s trailer was flooded, but has been leveled, gutted out, wired, insulated, had some siding put on.

The office is coming along. There was a team here from Baton Rouge on Saturday to help paint the trim. This will be Pastor Don's office.

The distribution center is still very busy, seeing some days over 500. This is the line that formed this past Wednesday morning. We also had a donation of 50 children’s bikes come in. We were able to give those out to community members

I had the privilege to meet Mr. Malcolm the other day. We have been working on Malcolm’s place for a couple of months now, but I had never met him or been to his house. It was very encouraging for me to listen to him speak of the volunteers that have been to his house and how his life has changed since the storm. He explained how he now has compassion on those who are going though similar things. I also got to go visit the team that was working at his house this past Saturday. The team from Star, MS was laying tile and putting door handles on, making the house more into a home.

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