One Week In

One Week in Oklahoma
One week into October
One week into our Oakridge Project

And it’s been a good week! This is our third time at Oakridge, which is unusual for us since we generally like to work at new (to us) ministries. But coming back to Oakridge is always a sweet experience. It’s a family run camp, with five siblings all working alongside Mom and Dad with the camp maintenance and activities. And as the kids get older, some pretty cute grandkiddos are on the scene too!! We all gather for devotions in the morning, and I just love how Brian’s (Papa) lap is always open for a little one or two!

We’re working this month with our good friends, Kim and Joe, and some new good friends, Lana and Dan. The guys are tackling a big electrical job. Like rewiring the main chapel and dining hall and move all the wiring to underground Big.
Gary got called away from that job to do some electrical work up at their bed and breakfast (The Ridge). I don’t have any pictures of that, but I’m pretty sure he was working hard!
We girls were focused in the West Chapel.
We’ve been sprucing up the room, touching up paint, replacing and repairing wallpaper,
and re-staining places on the floor where the finish has come up.
The floor is going to be our biggest challenge because, well, it’s BIG, and we really don’t know the first thing about repairing stained concrete floors. But we’re muddling our way through, with lots of directions, a little help from You-Tube, and lots of rubber gloves!

We still have a couple of steps to go on just this section, so I’m pretty sure there is some job security for us!

So this first week has been great! We’ve had the opportunity to worship together, enjoy some wonderful meals together and even attend an adorable two-year old’s pumpkin birthday party!
Elliott’s birthday
Elliott’s birthday
Grown-up really know how to concentrate on those pumpkins!

We’ll be here until just before Thanksgiving, so we’re looking forward to a grand (and productive!) time here!
Thanks for stopping by!


7 thoughts on “One Week In”

  1. Sounds like a great project. Will put that on our “upcoming project” list. Thanks Steph!

  2. Is that you Steph with the pumpkin and the road painted on it? Looks so cute.

  3. Hi Steph! Looks like a great place and everyone is working so hard!. What a blessing you and Gary have been to so many and I know you feel double blessed in return❤️ Would love to catch up with a long leisurely phone call on a rainy day😁

  4. Looks like a nice place. You could hop on I40 and head to Amarillo to see our daughter Jennifer. Lol. They’ve been there about three years now. Jeff’s job took them there. Too far from us. Don’t get to see the grandkids as much. It was nice to take the rv to Florida and and spend a few months visiting and escaping the cold in PA. Amarillo is way to cold and snowy to take the rv there and spend a few months. Fl is a much better place to hang out in the winter.

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