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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Let individuals make the most of what God has given them...

Let individuals make the most of what God has given them, have their neighbors do the same, and then do all they can to serve each other. There is no use in one man, or one nation, to try to do or be everything. It is a good thing to be dependent on each other for something, it makes us civil and peaceable.     Sojourner Truth

What a day today was...there was a little bit of everything to keep it interesting. We continued at the three sites we have been working on, but it was anything but a typical day. The dry walling site got a lot accomplished painting the ceiling and beginning to put up the trim. The flooring site continued with more and more flooring replaced. And finally, the site in Maben wrapped up all but one project, but as they were getting ready to pull away, the home owner fell and broke her leg. Even in great pain while waiting for the ambulance she continued to be looking after everyone else, offering water to those that looked hot and making sure everyone is ok. We just talked to her finance and he said she broke both bones and is in a cast but is doing well considering. Please keep her your thoughts and prayers.

After the sites today, volunteers gathered in the community area to watch the US-Belgium World Cup game. With the game going into overtime, it went right into dinner. Dinner was scrumptious though, with chicken fajitas, Spanish rice and leftovers. It helped soften the blow of the US loss.

Reflection tonight took the phrase from the commissioning about "least, the lost and the left out" and had us focus on people we have met who may have fallen into one of these categories, but also someone who has taught us a lot.

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