Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Trucks, trailers, showers, AC, bunkhouse...and the kitchen sink.

Just to keep everyone up-to-date since we have all been so busy lately here is a quick idea of what is going on here. It is a quick idea first because so much has happened this week, second because I don't know if I can grasp completely all that is happening, and third as one of my friends will tell you I summarize everything. The story begins in New Orleans Saturday night while out to dinner with a worker from Morrell. We find out that Morrell, the organization that houses our volunteers and many others, may be closing down. Turns out they have to be gone in two weeks. Out of meeting with Morrell, we have recieved their kitchen, 5 bunkhouses, a trailer, a truck load of chicken, a forklift, AC units, shower stalls, and that is all I can think of at 1 am but the list is long. The contractors to work on our property began today, Sunday we will be moving our bunkhouses over, we are working on getting temporary electricity set up along with finalizing plans and clearing permits with the city for all of our work. We just got our work truck in and purchased the needed trailers that we will need. All this is corresponding with our time table to have our property up and running by June 1st and in reality actually making that goal feasible and cheaper. However, through this we may have the resources to pick up the slack for Morrell and house more people than we planned. God's providence is so apparent down here it is laughable, you have to stand in awe. Pray for Jean with all of the decision making that goes along with all of this. Pray for Andy as he has to sort out all of the financial ends of this. Pray for Conrad as his knowledge is vital to all of this to happen. Pray that we all will continue to jump in completely rather than wade in and let God guide and provide for us. Did I mention we got our truck, I believe I did, not going to lie pretty excited about the F-350 quad cab we finally got. Its the small things that make life great, actually the truck is not small in any way and it will be extremely useful but it is still fun. On top of this we still got some teams working.

2 comments:

Ben said...

"Praise God from whom all blessings flow!" Awesome and encouraging news...

mom said...

No wonder we haven't heard from you! Wow! God is good!