Our SOWER month here at The Potter’s Place has come to a close.
Although we’re staying through the weekend, the rest of the team has already pulled out. It always goes by so quickly – week one you’re getting to know your new teammates, week two you’re settling in to a nice pattern, and by week three the sadness is beginning to creep in, knowing you’ll soon be saying good-bye to these new friends. But before I get too maudlin about the departure of these guys, how about I give you a bit of a recap about what we managed to get done!
We ladies started out doing a deep cleaning of the seven prayer cabins/rooms and the three ministry cottages.
Pastor/ministry cottages –
Probably my favorite cleaning picture was this one of Linda doing the two handed fan cleaning.
She was a hard one to keep up with!
But the second week we moved on to some landscaping chores. Weeding, trimming, a bit of clearing, and general ground maintenance.
Here we are with our clippers in hand!
We also tackled a fairly cumbersome painting job midway through the week.
Please paint this room white.
(Insert deer in the headlights look!)
This was one of our tidier moments!
Thankfully the maintenance director manned the paint sprayer for the ceiling,
and with some great dedication from Linda and Diane (who opted to work in the afternoons), it was all done and put back together (mostly) by the second weekend!
Looks pretty sweet, doesn’t it?
When we weren’t cleaning or painting or pulling weeds there were also come carpets that needed to be cleaned (that had been moved to the pavilion for ease of access) !
Nothing like a little diversity in SOWER jobs. 🙂
Since this ministry’s main purpose is “to provide an environment of quiet solitude where those who come can seek God and be molded into the vessel “The Potter” desires (Jeremiah 18:1-4)” there seemed to be a particular reverence in our work, whether we were dusting or dead-heading or detailing. Although it’s true at every ministry we serve (or should be!), this month really reflected the passage in Colossians 3:23 – “work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord.”