Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Robert is a former truck driver.
He's part of our Motorcycle ministry -- and is very "at home" on a Harley Davidson.
But what happens when you take a truck driven motorcyclist to New Orleans and give him his first cafe au lait? THIS!
Well, sorry Robert -- what happens in New Orleans doesn't stay in New Orleans because your pastor will most certainly blab about it! ha!
I'll definitely show this picture tonight!
Sunday, March 25, 2007
Saturday, March 24, 2007
Greg's one request was to work on drywall, and avoid painting and other finish work...
And of course, the need was there, and Greg immediately jumped up and filled the need: painting and laying the floor.
Self-less -- what a dude! You're an inspiration and a self-less leader, JeeKay!
Friday, March 23, 2007
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Sunday, March 18, 2007
They joined me on this trip to Pass Christian, and of course, I was hoping they'd work, but being 12 and nearly 15, you never know...
But they worked! They were so awesome!
By the 3rd day, they were slinging screws like seasoned veterans!
Leo and I would cut and hang the sheetrock (with a couple of screws) and the girls would follow and complete the job! For hours on end they worked without complaining!
I'm not sure I've ever been so proud in all my life! Way to go, girls!
When we finished on Thursday evening, we had installed insulation throughout, and completed the drywall (aside from the bathrooms -- they still needed some plumbing - anyone know a good plumber?).
A ton of work - and lot's of fun!
And on the last day, we brought Sarah, her daughter and mother up into their new house, so they could see how it's coming along.
We prayed together, that God would give them great family time together, and that laughter would fill the hallways and that God's spirit would be a comforting presence.
After prayer, there is Sarah, crying.
You know, when people are hit with such hardship, they in turn often get hardened themselves: they feel that no one cares, and they begin to focus on what is wrong...
And then you pray. And God's Spirit speaks -- and hearts melt!
We worked hard -- I mean hard! And in turn, we received an amazing gift: front row seats to seeing Sarah touched by God himself! And she felt God's love! And up close, we got a chance to view someone very thankful and overwhelmed! That's cool!
Thanks God, for using us!
And we had the privilege of painting the inside and laying a beautiful floor throughout! The house is nearly finished!
Not only did we paint, do flooring and hang lights, but we were privileged to work on another house too! Over there, we installed insulation and then drywalled the entire house!
What a week! And what a crew!
The premise under which I've worked continues to prove itself true: When people work side by side on a mission, they grow close to each other!
Here's a rag tag group of people from a variety of different backgrounds -- and after only a day or so of working alongside each other, we felt like brothers and sisters -- brothers and sisters who loved each other!
Here's the deal: Do you want to have good friends? Then commit yourself to Mission Living -- and you'll find amazing friendship as a byproduct. Plus, you'll do the world and the cause of Christ a whole lot of good! To God be the glory!
Friday, March 9, 2007
Our team met each other on Wednesday night, and introduced ourselves to one another.
On the team there is...
1 Paramedic (just in case!)
1 Dental Hygenist (in case we bust our teeth)
1 Physical Therapist (for those sore muscles)
1 Pastor (for emergency sermon giving)
Some of the team are new to CrossRoads, and others are old, uh, they've been here awhile.
There are some men, a woman and two teen girls.
I think that we've pretty much got all of the bases covered.
Uh, none of us are professional carpentry people. But that won't be a problem! We've got passion!
Those who couldn't go have provided us with a 15 passenger van, and more than 200 dollars for gas!
Yesterday, I went to SAM's and stocked up on snacks.
I can't wait!
Tuesday, March 6, 2007
Monday, March 5, 2007
Sunday, March 4, 2007
What a simple secret -- generous living frees us from being controlled, it changes the world, and it's FUN!
Thanks Glenn, thanks God, for life changing stuff! Try giving something away today -- and see how it feels!