Ok, so these are more “staying in one place” pictures than Travel Pictures, but I wanted to share with you some of the great folks we’ve been working with these last three weeks.
Here we are with the Dick and Sharon Brittell (our SOWER co-workers) after we did Chapel for the school. We talked about how we are all different parts (tools) of the Body of Christ. We had a great time doing it!
And here we are at the TerriLynn Pecan shelling factory – hair and beard nets and all!
And then there are our friends at Faith Christian School –
Here are the little guys ….
Here’s the middle size gang-
And then there’s the big guys….
Here are all the teachers in their “new” resource room – it was a project that Sharon and I worked on. Considering that you could barely walk in the room, we think it’s a great improvement (cracks on walls notwithstanding!)
We’re on the home stretch at our project at Faith Christian School, and Gary just asked if I’d mentioned the trains. The school (and our camp site) is located between two sets of railroad tracks – each about two blocks from the school. And these are very busy tracks – and since they go through town, they have to blow those whistles, loud and long. They say it takes about three weeks to get used to it.
It’s been a busy couple of weeks – as often happens, when we would go to work on a certain project, it just kind of funnels into another project. What started as Sharon and I organizing the bulletin board “stuff” turned into a revamp of the storage room and trying to make it into a “resource room.” It still has a way to go, but at least the teachers shouldn’t be quite so afraid to enter! The guys continue to busy with yard work and general maintenance/repairs and we managed to get a set of curtains made and hung. Hopefully one more set will get done before we head on our way. We wrap up our time here on Thursday, but will be staying in our little spot until Saturday, tying up loose ends and packing up to hit the road. It has been truly a blessing to be here – getting to know the teachers and students, working with our new friends Dick and Sharon Brittell, and being able to use some of our talents in furthering God’s Kingdom.
Gary and Dick taming the courtyard. The grass was high and the bushes were wild, but they set them straight!
Here are some shots from our Sower “home” for October-
View from the front – The school was built in 1934 and is on the Vienna Historic Tour.
Here are Gary and Dick working on some outside lighting.
And this is our campsite/home while we are here. It’s nice to be staying still for a little while!
We have finished our first week as active Sowers (and here’s the correct link to that ministry’s web site – http://sowerministry.org/)! Here was the job description that we got coming into the project –
“Faith Baptist Church/Chr School
204 E. Cotton St, Vienna, GA 31092
WORK: Men: Gen maint, &repair, carpentry, electrical, masonry, plumbing, yard work, computer set up, carpet installation, painting
Ladies: Sewing, cleaning, bulletin boards, organizational skills, laundry, computer, yard work, and cleaning.”
That job description pretty much sums up how we’ve spent our working time. We girls tackled “detailing” a refrigerator that had been badly neglected, but was in good running condition. Thank goodness for sturdy rubber gloves and heavy duty cleaners! We also rehabbed some donated restaurant chairs that the school wants to use in the dining hall. (The booths mentioned on an earlier post were too damaged to use. =( )The men worked on some plumbing and electrical “issues” along with doing some drywall. Next week we head to the yard work and some more – you guessed it, cleaning! It’s been a blessing to us to work on this project – it is very evident that God is blessing this ministry as it changes lives one at a time here in Southern Georgia.
Tomorrow we begin our first SOWER’s Assignment. We are joining experienced Sowers Dick and Sharon Brittell on a project here in Vienna, GA – the Faith Baptist Christian School. We’ve gotten our “assignments”- the men will be tackling some building and equipment repairs and Sharon and I will start with trying to rehab a group of diner booths for them to use in their lunch room. We’ll all be working on cleaning up the grounds and working on some outdoor projects. We excited to get started – and will keep you posted on how the project goes. Tomorrow I’ll take some “before” pictures so we can keep track of our progress! God is really blessing this ministry – and I know we’ll be blessed to be part of the ministry.