Fourteen days ago we began building another new house. Folks from the Alliance of Christian Churches in South Jersey for Katrina Relief dug the holes and set the pilings. A team from Oak Grove Baptist Church of Monticello KY framed up the house, hung the windows and doors, roofed it, wrapped it, and even wired it. The home owners treated the framing crew to fried shrimp and oyster po-boys and home made root-beer. Today guys from the Calhoon Baptist Association of north Mississippi are running the plumbing. Guys from Alabama look to install the air conditioning next week. Then we can get it inspected, start insulating, hanging sheet rock, painting, laying the flooring etc. The family looks forward to moving out of their FEMA camper and into their new home.
btw, this house represents only one of the ten projects our volunteers worked on in the last two weeks. I wish I had time to blog about each one. I can’t tell you how much we appreciate mission teams continuing to grace us with hard working trips to the gulf coast. We still see plenty of work to do and no end in sight, so please help us spread the word and prayerfully consider planning your next mission trip to Lakeshore for the glory of God.
Cool…. What is with the pink studs?????
I think James just feels the pink is pretty. 🙂 Just kidding.
As far as I understand it, the lumber yard sells the pink stained 2X4s as templates. You can use one per job site to pre-cut and use to measure off of. The color makes it easier to find. For whatever reason, we received the entire lumber package in pink.
I like Blue. Can we get Blue?
[…] Those of you who worked on the Moran’s house last month will rejoice to know that folks from Illinois hung the gypsum board this week. Lord willing, we will rock at least four other houses in the next few weeks. We could sure use some folks who can mud and finish dry wall to plan a trip soon. Actually, if you plan to be with us between now and Christmas, you may want to take a weekend workshop on finishing sheet rock before you come. The skill will serve well on your trip. […]