Thursday, February 25, 2010

I talked to the folks in Slidell today. It appears they have 6 homes lined up for us to work on. In one home the team must empty the contents of the house into storage units (PODS), we will then gut the entire home in preparation for rebuild. Job 2 will consist of hanging and mudding out drywall. Job 3 will entail installing trim, building a countertop, trim painting, and finish plumbing. Job 4 is ceramic floor and countertop installation. Job 5 is a bit "scratchy" (all pun intended) as the team will install insulation and drywall in an entire home. Job 6 will be finish work for electrical, installation of receptacles and fixtures.
This is the plan --- However, God is in charge and all of this is subject to change!
Snow? Who said something about snow? We'll need to keep an eye for that ole groundhog in our travels!
Peace to all of you,
Pray for the team.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Final preparations

Greetings Dear Friends,
The York District UMC mission trip to Slidell, LA is in the final stages of preparation. Wow, the weather looks great! Sunny with temps in the mid 50's to possibly 60! -- in Slidell that is. We have 43 volunteers representing 10 different churches participating in this outreach project! I am continually amazed at the "talents" God brings together to be "His hands and feet" as we show the love of Jesus Christ in the community.
Thanks for being on board with us and stop back here often for (hopefully) daily updates and pictures of the team as they serve. Even from home you are a vital part of this mission, please be in prayer for the team as we travel and serve our Brothers & Sisters in Slidell and all along the journey.
In His service,
The Slidell Team