Unglamorous Things

Unglamorous Things  - sewer pipe

We continue to praise God for the flood of volunteers he sends our way, eager and willing to do the unglamorous things that contribute to the relief, recovery and rebuilding efforts here in Lakeshore. I wish I could tell about all of them. I can write about only a fraction of what takes place any given week. For example, yesterday alone we had eight different groups broken up and working at twenty-one different locations. Teams from Ohio, Maine, Michigan, Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina were out clearing property, installing appliances, sanding sheet-rock, painting, preparing to pour a slab, running a sewer pipe, putting lattice skirting around a house, doing electrical work, building a porch, and so much more. all for the glory of God.

For example, I’m humbled by the willingness of the Florida team to spend their entire day yesterday installing a sewer line. After an early breakfast they went to the site, measure and put together a material list, scrounged through our plumbing shed for stuff we had on hand, drove into town to buy other supplies, used shovels and picks to dig the necessary trench through the mud and picks to break through numerous roots and stumps in the way, set the pipe, took great pains to get the drop just right, fought with monster mosquitoes and marsh gnats, and tied the house into the sewer, all before the sun set on the gulf coast last night. They saw a very long day’s work accomplished so that a local widow simply could flush her toilet when she moves into her new home; a home built by dozens of other like-minded selfless volunteers from across the country who don’t seek glory for themselves, but instead work hard, sweat profusely, and push forward to see the fame of God’s name continue to spread through our storm recovering community.

3 thoughts on “Unglamorous Things”

  1. I was part of the Michigan Group called MOSES and it didn’t matter what we did because not only was it to help others in need but for the glory of God. Thank you so much for giving us youth the opportunity to help, serve, and praise.

  2. I was there in Feb 23- March 3rd. When our group from Seneca Methodist Church left we left you a name of a nurse I found still living in her car, Pamela Aiavolasiti, from Waveland were you ever led to make contact with her or do anything for her. She worked at Hancock Medical Center. She stays on my mind and in my prayers. Just wondering. I can’t wait to come back. Marilyn

  3. I was one of the Georgia group at the same time the MOSES group was there and I want to say Thank you to the youth group for the work they did. I never heard one complaint from them and they did work very hard.

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