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.