When I got back here on Monday night and saw how much more needed to be done on the Earley and Williams houses I just did not believe that we could have these homes complete and ready to dedicate by Friday but Billy fully believed that it could be done. Well I am happy to report that he was right. We had many volunteers coming and going all week and the work was complete. Even got Christmas trees decorated thanks to the Colerain Baptist Children’s group and the Flanagans.
On Friday afternoon at 2:00 just as the cold front came through we had our dedication ceremony and turned the house keys over to the happy but tearful owners. Dot Earley commented that she had always wondered how God worked and now she had seen how He worked. Dot, her daughter Crystal and some of their friends had prepared refreshments for everyone so the celebration continued.
- Crystal Earley and David Earley – No relation but friends for life
- The Williams house- We were told by Dot that Mrs. Williams liked to decorate this tree in her front yard with clear bottles with colored water in them so we decorated it for her homecoming.
- The Earley house-I think Dot and Crystal may be spending their first night there tonight.
- A few of the many volunteers we have been blessed with on this project.
PS This project is not over yet. We still have two more houses to complete. Billy thinks we can finish them next week. Will he be right again? We need volunteers to help two more families have a new home by Christmas. If you would like to share in this blessing please contact us.