End of Another Week in the Keys

Thursday, January 2, 2022

Today was another beautiful but busy day. Elaine led us in devotion time sharing from one of the daily devotions from “Right From The Heart“, a devotion on courage based on Deuteronomy 31:6. She asked us to consider the questions; Are you living a courageous life? How do you define courage? In what areas of your life is Jesus asking you to live courageously? It doesn’t have to be in some big, important way. We need to live courageously in our every day stuff of life. Thanks, Elaine for sharing with us.

After devotion, we began saying goodbyes, which then continued throughout the day and will continue through tomorrow. We have grown close to this group in a short period of time. It’s unusual for your entire team to change out the same weekend. We will miss them. But God has more NOMADS on the way.

The team all went to Dennis’s this morning and then after Jim let us know the door had been delivered, Steve and Max headed back to Sugarloaf Key to install a new front door at Bob’s. Of course it wasn’t exactly the same size as the old door they removed so they just framed it up and put some temporary trim around it to keep some of the critters out. Next week we will have to return to remove the temporary trim with the correct trim. But the door looks nice.  After lunch they returned to Dennis’s for the final clean up.

At Dennis’s house Larry and Dennis got started on completing the priming of the walls and ceilings in the bedroom, closets and hall. Elaine also worked on cutting in the corners and edges in the same area. We were very pleased to see that the blue paint in the living room and kitchen areas dried nice and evenly. Glenita and Elaine did some touch up on the areas painted yesterday while Anne and Kathy completed rolling out the walls. After getting all the painting done we began cleaning up. The next two projects will be texturing the bedroom, closets and hall, and starting the installation of the flooring in the kitchen and living room. Before starting those two projects it was time to take a break, and do some serious cleaning. We needed to move the supplies we won’t need for a few days back to the trailer, and make room for the flooring. We also swept, vacuumed, and mopped the floors in the living room and kitchen to try to eliminate as much of the drywall dust as possible. The bedroom and hall were also emptied of unneeded tools to make room for the texturing. Very pleased with the way the house is coming together, and it’s now ready for a new team to begin work next week.

Many, many thanks to this team for answering God’s call to serve the people of the lower keys. Please join us in praying for their safety as they move on to other projects next week. We look forward to the new team members arrival Saturday and also pray for safe travel for them.

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