We moved into our camper on Sunday to begin preparing for the week. The students came on Monday and got to meet with their crew chiefs, encouragers and adult leaders. They also went out to the job sites to meet with the homeowners. There are 18 different job sites and most of them are roofing jobs.
Tuesday was the first day of work. Most of the jobs they are doing are roofs. The kids are working really hard in this heat (over 100 degrees). Their day starts with breakfast at 6 am and they leave for work at 7 am. Lunch on the job sites is being provided by local churches. At 4 pm it’s quitting time and back to the school for showers, supper, praise and worship and devotions.
Billy is a supervisor over 4 work sites and I am a runner. Three of the sites have Norlina addresses and one Henderson. I have to take supplies needed to the work sites.
Pictured are the Bone Crushers and Brick Bats, two teams put together to work on one site in Norlina.
I drove Steve’s old truck which luckily had good air conditioning. On the way back to the warehouse from one of my trips I spotted a quilt shop. I decided to stop and check it out. While I was looking around the shop and talking to Miss Lou, the owner, the truck started smoking. Billy came and rescued me. It sure was a good thing I stopped at that quilt shop because later at the repair shop the truck caught on fire.
Please pray for everyone involved in this ministry this week. Pray for safety, good attitudes, that we all will be a good witness for our Lord and Savior and that through our works others will come to know him.