Editor’s Note: A team of Floris Missioners are currently in New Jersey. As we receive blog updates about their trip, we will post them.You can read previous posts here.
Submitted byIlene Hafker
Friday, March 22, 2013:
We departed from Grove Hall at 7:15 AM, headed toward the work site and stopped atWawa for COFFEE and breakfast. We soon arrived at the house and met Denise, the homeowner’s daughter, and Steve from PortLight, the organization arranging the projects. We did a walkthrough with them to get an idea of exactly what she wanted done.
Sandy, Cait, and Ashley became sheetrock experts. Carol and Ilene got into demolition. The biggest and most obvious project of the day was framing in the porch floor to make the first floor all one level. Others worked steadily on sheetrock and subflooring in other areas of the house.
Denise supplied us with a BBQ lunch of burgers and hotdogs, cooked on a charcoal grill because she wasn’t sure if her propane grill that was flooded would be safe. She also supplied us with beverages and treats during the day.
After a satisfying and tiring day we headed out to our next accommodations at Lacey UMC in Forked River. Pastor Linda welcomed us as we pulled in, and we were showed to our rooms. After a quick bed setup (sleeping on cots), we headed off to dinner. Our meal was cooked by Eric, a retired teacher who saw the need to help after the hurricane and offered to cook for the people who the church was helping and volunteer teams. Evening devotions followed quickly by bed.
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