Crisfield2- the first work day

This group of people is fun.  Really fun to be around.  There is teasing and joking around, but we're also here about the business of serving.  I am having fun.  

Usually at this point, I tell what Howard's team and Bob's team and anyone else's team are doing for the week and who is on what team.  It's a little different this time.
We are working with a different agency than usual.  Mennonite Disaster Response.  And they run things a little differently than we're used to.  
Ray and Ted are volunteers with MDS that are coordinating our work projects.  They go with us to the site and direct the work.  So this year, it's Ray's team and Ted's team.  
Ray's team is the one I'm on, with Howard, Lewis, Ron, and Dale.  We are framing a house.  We started with just a cement block foundation today and rolled out aluminum flashing on it as a termite barrier.  Then we set the "plate" (treated wood going around the foundation that everything sits on.  Then we made a laminate beam and hung joists.  Then the inspector had to come take a look, which he did, and said it was ok and we could start putting on the top decking.  OSB particle board.  We got that mostly done.  
The best thing, though, was that one of the home owners came by and we got to talk to her and hear her story.  I will post it on our blog once I get permission from her to do so.  It is an awesome story about God using all things to work for the Good.  Including a stranded family and a stuck truck in rising flood waters.  I'll post the link to the story as soon as I get permission to post the story.  
Ted's team has Bob, Rod St., Carolyn and Matthew.  They are laying laminate flooring, putting in cabinets and painting.  Not having been on that site, I don't know what else to say about it except they are working right along.  It seems to be going well.  
And I can't get over how much fun we're having.  As we hang out together, work together, have dinner together, everything.  
I gave my camera to Lewis today to take pictures, and Rod St. took pictures at his site.  But Lewis takes a lot of pictures of people from behind them, and Rod St. takes a lot of pictures that document the progress of their work.  Anyway, they are on our Facebook page click here for our Facebook page.  
We are tired tonight.  It's only 9:30 Eastern time as I type this and I am the last one up.  
As a team, we have been praying for each other's health and our families back home.  
Thank you to our friends that have been praying for us.  We love hearing from you!  
Tomorrow. 
R


True faith is never found alone; it is accompanied by expectation.  –C.S. Lewis.

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