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Monday, July 7, 2014

As we give of our time...

As we give of our time, talents and resources to tend the needs of the sick, offer food to the hungry and teach the dependent to stand on their own, we enrich ourselves spiritually beyond our ability to comprehend.     Joseph B Wirthlin

Everyday is a new adventure and today was no exception. We our biggest group of the summer we were spread out over five home repair sites and three camps. We had several continuations of home repair from last week. We were able to finish up at the site in Allyn Junction where we dry walled the ceiling, painted and today put the finishing touches on the trim with the help of the home owner's grandson. The same crew that worked at that site went on to finish another site, the flooring site in Pineville from last week. Again, another great site and another woman that we will continue to be in touch with.

We also returned to the flooring site on the road between Pineville and Welch that began last week. A lot of progress was done today, so much so that it is almost finished. Tomorrow, only finishing touches and a dump run are needed.

Two new sites were started as well. In Mullens we began work at a house where we will be doing some painting as well as some work in the kitchen, and near Saulesville we continued to work on a project that a youth group from Pennsylvania started a few weeks ago. We will be helping a family by adding more space to their living quarters so that they can bring the wife/mother home. This is a fairly big project for the PVs, but we are happy to help the family in any way we can.

Today also marked the beginning of our camps for this summer, two basketball camps (am and pm) and a craft camp. Unfortunately numbers were not what we are wishing, but we are hoping for better tomorrow. If you are in the Wyoming County area, please come on down and join us!

After our busy day we treated to Taco night. Lots of good food and good conversation. To add a twist to lining up for dinner, we were asked to line up in reverse age order. Guess we all had to come clean : )  After reflection, we got another treat we fresh baked cookies.

Speaking of reflection, tonight's reflection focused on where our shoes had tread today. We were asked to talk about where our shoes had been and to remove our shoes and place them in the center of the room. Then we were asked to put ourselves in someone else's shoes and share a burden that we may have encountered. (You all will be happy to know that at the end of the night we all got our own shoes back : ) )

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