If you have been to Lakeshore, no doubt you noticed that the kitchen trailer and the shipping container bunk houses have the name “Highlands Fellowship – Abingdon VA.” These folks graciously donated the use of these resources for the duration of the relief, recovery, and rebuilding efforts. I know I’ve thanked them before, but I wanted to say again how much these resources have enhanced the volunteer efforts in our community.
One of their church members, Bob Turner, spear headed the connection between Highland Fellowship and Lakeshore, providing other useful tools, like our back hoe, concrete tools, and other things. Bob has been a great friend to Lakeshore and to me personally and a tremendous encouragement. Its great to have him here again this week.
Bob brought us some great news. Highlands Fellowship wants to fund a major project. They plan to work in Lakeshore for the entire month of September. They have adopted a family in our community and look to build their home with rotating volunteer teams. This week we have been looking over the house design, getting the material list together, and doing other preparatory work so that the construction crew can hit the ground running. I’m excited about these developments and continue to praise God for the partnership with our friends from Virginia.