Saturday, February 15, 2014

Back to Work in New Jersey

If you missed us last week we were back at home for a week.  Billy did some repair work, Ann worked at the Yellow Dog Bread Company and both spent time with family and friends.  This week we are back with a team we really enjoy from Region 8.  Joyce Beam with that team journaled their week on Facebook so she is letting me use her posts as a guest blogger.

Monday Morning: We are in New Jersey. It is beautiful outside as it snowed last night. Pancakes and sausage for breakfast this morning and then to get our schedules of work for today. Pray for us as we minister to those we come in contact with today as we work in homes in the area!Mon  Monday Night: A busy day in New Jersey. Was assigned fire watch from 4-6. Helped cook breakfast. The men left to work at a house and the ladies organized a bunk room that had been piled with storage items and then we organized all the Baptist Men's shirts so Ann will have an easy find. This afternoon we went to a home and sanded Sheetrock. Darlene, Dianne, and I took a cold stroll to the beach. Now we have showered and are going to help Jane fix supper!Tues  Tuesday: We worked in a home putting insulation in the bottom floor. The owner was working also to put in electricity. It is very cold here as you can see so we came back at lunch and Dianne and I climbed under my electric blanket to get our feet warm!Wed  Wednesday: Worked today filling nail holes with putty, rolling walls, and painting trim. Some of the team put ceiling insulation in Andy's house! A very good day working for The Lord! The team in New Jersey ended the day with a Bible Study from James by Pastor Todd!Thurs  Thursday: The New Jersey Team worked in 3 different houses today. Some were painting, plumbing, putting up storm doors, and odds and ends. It was a busy day but we took time to go out and eat lunch at The Crab shack!Fri  Friday: On our last day in New Jersey, our teams from First Baptist Hickory and Elizabeth Baptist Shelby, Zion in Shelby and Mt. Zion in Casar painted doors, walls, and trim, framed doors and windows, put putty in nail holes,carried lots of trash off. We have worked in three different houses this week. Along with our work in the houses the five ladies cooked for the 17 of us.Grace Haven  On Thursday night a new team from Grace Haven Church in Wake Forrest came in.  They have installed cabinets, flooring, insulation and a storm door.  Tomorrow they are taking a trip to NYC and attending church there.  The team will be here until Tuesday.

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