And just like that, our May project is over! During the first of our three weeks at a project we’re finding our way, scoping out the new surroundings and getting to know our co-servants. During the second week we’re in our stride. Our ‘new’ neighbors have become good friends, and we have a pretty good understanding of what we’ve been doing and what we’ll be doing in the days ahead. Then the third week hits. It’s like – WAIT. It’s almost over? But, but….didn’t we just get here? This month was no different! Thursday was our final official work day and already one of our neighbors has returned home. So I before get too maudlin over these ‘leaving’ days, here’s a bit of a recap of our time here at Heartland Conference Center!
As mentioned before, I started out in the Health Office, helping to organize registrations and health forms that came in daily for summer camp. (YEA for summer camp this year!!!)
This last week I moved from spreadsheets to bed sheets as I joined the other ladies in housekeeping – transforming this
It was fun to work as a team as we got the rooms ready for the next batch of visitors!
Since I had my sewing machine set up, I also mended about 10 of the spreads that were showing some wear and tear.
But lest you be too impressed – I was really only stitching a small void in the binding – trying to prevent further ‘unsewing’.
I truly did enjoy working with these sweet ladies!
The guys worked on a variety of painting and plumbing projects, but I think the most memorable “guy job” on this project was the mowing on those fun zero-turn mowers!
They were on those mowers at some point most days that the weather allowed it, ’cause folks, there is a LOT of grass here!
(and this is only the view from our coach!).
Although it was work, I think it was just a bit like playing on go-carts for them as they’d drive them to break and home for lunch!
The Mowing Team – spruced up for pictures!
In the three short weeks we have been here, the trees have filled out,
and so has our circle of SOWER family (also known as friends!)! We welcomed a brand new SOWER couple (whose last name is Sowers – how crazy is that!), and got to know a couple who reminded me of Gary & I ten years ago (high school sweethearts, three kids, full-timing, etc…)! Today we’re wrapping up loose ends, tonight we watch our beautiful Ellie graduate from high school, tomorrow everyone is coming here for a post-graduation/last day with Grams and Pops picnic, and Monday we pull up stakes (or levelers as it were) and hit the road!
What a stellar month it has been – filled with family and friends and a good bit of Kingdom work! Thank-you, LORD, for this adventure you have led us on!