Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Mission Trip to Cedar Rapids, Day 3

Hi all,

Well today was a very good day out here in cool Cedar Rapids , IA. The weather was cool and became sunny in the afternoon so it was a day that you felt good all day without getting too tired out. So we worked hard and accomplished quite a bit. We started with 11 of us at house #2 – Judy’s place. Here we finished the installing the siding and then painting it. We sanded the 1st coat of mud and put on a second coat of mud. We installed 3 interior doors and a screen door. We made a hand rail for a stair well and trimmed another entry door. All at house #2!!! Next door to #2 is house #3. It belongs to Judy also and her son and his family live there. We framed in a couple of closets and another interior partition here. In addition, Len and Dave and Dean spent some time at house #4 fixing a door and mudding in a bathroom. Also, Len and Gary and Steve went to house #5 and wallboarded a kitchen quick a minute at the end of the day. So it really was a good work day. In addition, we had a good opportunity to get to know Rob ( the fellow from Oaklahoma) a bit better. He talked about his life and his distance from Jesus in the past 5 years and encouraged him to re-connect with him more and more. Finally after a good dinner of Hamburgs and Hot Dogs, about ½ the group went bowling. It was buck night at the alley, so we rented shoes and bowled 2 games for $3.00. We had a great time and enjoyed getting to know some of the others here at the church working on homes a bit better.

The pictures are as follows:
1 – Len, Larry, Laurie in house #3 discussing strategy for the next part of the job
2 – Dave and Dean putting the last bit of siding up.
3 – Houseboats that were washed down river and then were damaged and sunk. Still in the river today (Flood was in the 1st part of June)
4 – Larry getting settled into his cubicle on Sunday night.

Thanks again for your prayers and support. We do need them and want them.


PS sorry this is so late, but the bowling was fun….

(Submitted by Pastor Roger Visker)

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