Our day began with a devotion given by Rick Lahy where the topic was acceptance and the Lord takes us anyway He can. We were chomping at the bit to get to work so we left 30 minutes early to our job sites. Everyone wanted to give our respective home owners one last day of hard work. Our theme for the week was to show these people Hope and we pray that we accomplished our mission.
Team Rockin in the OC spent our last day at Ms Eileen’s house. Today was spent wrapping up as many loose ends as possible. We finished texturing the stucco, sanded our last dry wall joints and primer coated the dry wall throughout the entire home. The sanding queens became the painting queens and were joined by a few of the men. Lastly, some of the guys hung storm doors and we did a good general clean up. Just prior to our departure, Ms Eileen called and asked us to stay to unload a truck load of flooring. We could not turn her down so we carried two pallets of hard wood flooring into the home just to get our appetites up for dinner.
Atlantic City – Keep your head down team split up in to two teams. Gary and Taylor went to a new location of a home owned by a young Methodist minister. They painted the whole downstairs. Mike, Mark and Cindy finished up at Ms. Edna’s. It is amazing that when we started with one little light hanging in the kitchen and a huge whopping hole where the bathroom is supposed to be and left with everything ready for paint, closets and electricity in the whole house. Mike and Cindy completed the drywall work in the bathroom and Mark put in electricity for a washer and dryer in the apartment next door. We then moved over to a new house. Mark worked on electricity for the new house; Mike put down cement board and helped Mark. Cindy sanded, spread mud for drywall and painted.
It is always a bittersweet time to come help out where there has been a natural disaster. We never feel like we have accomplished all that needs to be done but we have completed all that God has set aside for us in New Jersey. Tonight we are going to treat ourselves to local seafood, get to bed at an early hour and be on the road by 5:30 in the morning. Look forward to seeing you all soon! Your FCC Mission Team.