Friday, March 1, 2013
Thursday, February 28, 2013
This is one hard working group! People have been spread over 3 counties building decks, repairing bathrooms and moving dirt .We have made many friends and relationships are developing.
A team traveled to a mobile home park and met a lady named Marilyn. She had her foot amputated around Thanksgiving time. She is suffering from depression and phantom pain. She had not had any modifications done on her home since the surgery. As you know mobile homes are 3-4 feet off the ground. Neighbors carried her in and out of her trailer when she needed to go to an appointment, and YES, they have dropped her twice. Our team built 2 wheel chair ramps for her, one from the front door and one for the back door. The deck on the front door is 47 feet long. Marilyn just loved to talk with the volunteers as they stopped to take breaks during the work day. The guys even got her flowers one day, just to brighten her spirit. Pastor Frankie Ramos and many others prayed with her. As she sat and watched the deck being built you see a twinkle in her eyes beginning to develop. By the end of the first day she was able to go outside and go up and down the ramp on her own. The first time she has had independence since November. The next things the volunteers knew, Marilyn was out and visiting with her neighbors. What a blessing for all of us!
God Bless you Marilyn.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Saturday, February 23, 2013
A meeting of the minds -- going over the projects for the week with a few of our team leaders.
There seems to be a number of them scratching their heads. Not sure what kind of sign that is. :)
Tomorrow we will join our Hackleburg Church friends in worship and spend some time relaxing and rekindling old friendships and getting to know new friends who are first-timers on these trips.
Please continue to pray for our upcoming work week and for safety for our North Carolina friends, Rod & Darrell who will be arriving tomorrow night. We are lookign forward to a great week serving our God here in Alabama.
We'll continue to update what is happening here as time allows.
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Our first trip to Hackleburg focused on taking down their church so they could rebuild. Last year, we helped put the finishing touches on the church so it could once again be a place of worship. This trip will focus on relationships and coming alongside Hackleburg Community Church as they help their fellow neighbors rebuild homes damaged or lost in the tornadoes.
We're so excited and blessed that God is using our church and our team once again to serve our friends in Hackleburg. Please pray for Hackleburg Community Church and it's members, the leadership of this team as the last details come together. Also, please pray for those serving on the team for this trip. If you'd like to pray for folks by name, the list of those going is on the sidebar.
Stay tuned for pictures and more details in the weeks to come.
Monday, February 27, 2012
We were overwhelmed and humbled by the outpouring of food for our team.
The Galloways and other church members brought us smoked chicken and ribs along with side dishes on Wednesday night.
JP’s catering grilled some of the best steaks we’ve ever had on Thursday night.
Pulled pork, baked beans and tons of desserts were brought in for Friday night and on Saturday morning when we left, ham and cheese biscuits were supplied for our breakfast. What an incredible community!