Though all love originates in God and is for that reason God's own love, yet we are permitted to catch and reflect back that love in such manner that it becomes our love indeed, in much the same way that sunlight reflected from the moon becomes moonlight. - A.W. Tozer

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Staying Busy, Having Fun

Working Together to Raise the Walls
Watch Out, He's Armed
So here's a little proof that we actually do work. Well, Aaron does anyway. I don't have pictures of me on the office computer, which is just as well. Aaron has worked on a deck, framing, drywall and many other things over the last few weeks. His back is still holding up, and I nag him frequently to be extra careful of it, reserving the right to say, "I told you so" if things get rough later. He's enjoying the chance to be active, and has been leading various crews of short-term volunteers.

Mim Found 28 Peanuts!
Extreme Shredding
Meanwhile, Zaya and Mim are doing school work, learning to play board games, helping to shred documents in the office (because that's the fun part) and having little adventures, like when Ms. Martha hid peanuts all over the dining area and gave out prizes for finding the most.

Ms. Michelle Tells Her Story

We've met some great people here, and I thought I'd show you a random sampling of them. One of the homeowners, Ms. Michelle, came and spoke with our group a couple weeks ago. She's been a wonderful person to work for, and is always willing to share her story. She and her mother had to be rescued by the National Guard during Hurricane Sandy, and their story is touching and inspiring, as her mother has since lost her battle with cancer and gone on to be with the Lord. Michelle and her friends, as well as many other clients, regularly bring food out to us. Fruit, Veggies, and delicious Smith Island Cake are delivered at random times throughout the week, which is wonderful.

Art Proves Canadians are Tough
The other long term workers are a lot of fun to work with, and must know something we don't, because they tend to only stay between 3-6 weeks. We're enjoying them while we can, though. Art was one of the first people we got to know here at the MDS site, and he became a great friend, even though we only had two weeks together. Alvin is another who will be leaving soon, but will be sorely missed.

Aaron, Leslie and Alvin

Many other friends have come and gone, and I suppose this is something we'll have to adjust to in the future. For now we're just taking one day at a time, and enjoying the work set before us, and the company that God has put in our path.

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