Monday, June 23, 2008

Morning chapel service

We start every morning out with a 7:30 am chapel service at the Franklin Avenue church. The sanctuary there is the only room big enough to hold everyone. The large team of 82 is staying there and all the girls are sleeping in the sanctuary. The beds gets stacked, shoved out of the way and everyone sits on the floor for chapel.

After chapel, jobs are assigned and work begins. There are teams hanging sheetrock, putting in isulation, painting, siding, laying floor tile and roofing. Susan's roof project that Dan is in charge of turned into more than expected. The roof had been replaced a year before Katrina so it was assumed the sheeting was good. Unfortunately, as the shingles were scraped off, it was proved otherwise. They were able to resheet it today and hope to start laying paper in the morning, weather permitting.

I went to Sam's first thing this morning, which will porbbaly be a daily occurrence, and cooked all afternoon. Tonight's supper was spaghetti, garlic bread and salad so it was easy enough. Tomorrow night is jambalaya for 100+.

It's pretty quiet around here tonight. I think everyone is whooped after working in the heat, including us.

Until tomorrow...

1 comment:

  1. It's so great to follow your trip here, Lori. What a big job you are doing feeding all those hungry people.