Siding In The Rain

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Morning devotion by the lake
Morning devotion by the lake

Another great day in Michigan. It was nice this morning and after gathering at the cottage, we decided to have devotion time out on the boardwalk that goes out into the bay. We gathered at the far end of the boardwalk sitting on the benches provided there. We had already been out on the boardwalk earlier to see if we could see the eagles that have a nest nearby, but saw nothing this morning. We shared with the team today discussing what it really means to ask God to tell you what He wants you do, remembering the hymn “I’ll Go Where You Want Me To Go. What if He asks us to do something really hard; something really outside our comfort zone. We had good response and conversation. “Acknowledge the God of your father, and serve Him with wholehearted devotion and with a willing Mind.” 1 Chronicles 18:9. During devotion an eagle flew by so we could all see and appreciate its beauty. Great way to start the day.

After devotion it was back to work. Today Max and Bruce continued to install the siding. Most of the day they worked in the rain.  They had help from others throughout the day but they were very wet by the end of the day. They have really changed the appearance of the cottage. We also had help today from some work release inmates from the county jail. Don’t know exactly the arrangements but a deputy brings them out one or two days a week to help with various work around the camp. Today they helped us with hanging drywall. It was great. Most of the guys were tall and had some experience hanging drywall. The deputy also was very knowledgeable with drywall and how the camp usually does things. The inmates and deputy went right to work and with their help it was short work to drywall the bedroom ceiling and walls. We really appreciate the help and they may be return later in the week to help us and/or help the camp setup for the fall family festival this weekend. We now have all the walls shimmed as needed and insulation installed so we will be working on more drywall tomorrow. The plumbing is continuing to progress as well.

We were all really tired at the end of the day but a lot was accomplished. It was raining this afternoon so we went back to the rig and settled in for some rest. Please continue to pray for our safety and that we accomplish what God wants us to do in this beautiful place.

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