Happy Easter Eve! Today Bobby and I were up way early for a Saturday. We met some folks from our Sunday school class to fix up an old lady in our church’s’ house. She is 87 and still very active and sweet. Her husband died a couple years ago from cancer and she has no children. She lives in a very old house (she has lived in it for 60 years!) and it was in desperate need of repair. Fun fact: they rode out Katrina in that house! Seriously, I have no idea how it didn’t get blown away!
Most of the wooden siding was rotten and we found termites, so all the siding had to come off, then we put up insulation, plywood, and tyveck wrap until it can be sided.
Here is her little house
Some of the guys hard at work demolishing the siding, which the girls then carried to the street.
Bobby with a nail gun, very scary
Bobby with a power saw, equally as scary!
and just to show you I actually did go and participate, here I am after we got home.
Bobby really enjoys working on houses, and I just like to help people. Seeing that tiny house she has lived in all these 60 years makes me feel very blessed to have a nice home, and makes me want to help more people just like her! I encourage you to find a way to give back. We are all so lucky here in America…Google your local habitat for humanity chapter, or volunteer at a food bank, etc. I promise you will get a lot out of it. Helping others is such a great gift to give!
Happy Easter everyone! I hope you have a great day with family and friends, and remember why we celebrate Easter. I am so thankful Jesus died for me!
QOTD: Have you ever participated in a service project? What kind? what are your thoughts?