Today was a normal first day of a mission trip - chaotic but good. It took awhile to identify our work projects with home owners and to shuffle vehicles at the last minute. Charter buses aren’t meant for every road and getting 106 people working close together is challenging, so we were a bit spread out. But God provides and we were able to make it work.
Our teams worked hard in the heat and humidity. We did debris removal and chain saw work for people impacted by Hurricane Michael in October. The devastation is still very evident. We are working with a woman in her mid-70s who lived in a tent outside her home until just recently. Her tent was damaged so she moved into her home which has no electricity and structural challenges. So, there is still a lot of need.
Tonight we sang at a senior center. It was hot and crowded but they did great. We enjoyed a delicious supper, a devotion by senior Olivia Petty, and small group discussions.
Enjoy a few pics!