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Friday, July 10, 2015

Friday July 10th, 2015

To make any kind of progress, we need to imagine a different reality and believe it's possible.

Taj Sharot

Friday's begin with a cleaning day for the community, so everyone had their task to do to make the place shine. It is quite an operation to see 30 or so people working together cleaning every corner of The Way, getting it all ready for the next group to come through. 

After cleaning was done, the group headed out to sites for the day. A crew headed out to the two roofing projects up near Herndon. The group was able to almost finish up the two sites, just a little left. They also took a run to the dump to get rid of some of the construction materials from the sites from the week.

Another three crews worked in Mullens. The site where we are building the steps and landing is almost finished. The volunteers even put in a bench on the landing for a place to rest. The crew just needs to do a couple of finishing touches. Another site in Mullens was the one were we put in a new ceiling and poured the cement yesterday. Today they painted the ceiling and installed a new front door. Again, just a little left for Monday. At the final site in Mullens the crew was able to finish pulling up the floor so it is now ready to reinforce the support beams and replace the flooring.

Since it was Friday, we also had the camp back at The Way. The kids had some one on one basketball training, as well as arts and crafts, pool and ping pong. The local kids and the PV kids seemed to enjoy each other's company.

It was taco night on the ranch tonight. Lots of options to make a delicious plate of Mexican food...lentils, re-fried beans, meat and lots of veggies. For dessert...dump cake and a delicious fruit salad.

The closing prayer service focused on the idea of a hurricane and how it related to our volunteer experience. Sometimes there is chaos and storminess surrounding us, but there is always calmness in the eye.

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