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.