pastor's blog

Sweat'in for Jesus

One of the great things about Work Camps is meeting great people from all over; the gals in blue are from First Christian Church of Bloomfield, Indiana.   At breakfast this morning one of the Indiana girls prayed that what we did today would bring us and some of those we helped closer to our Lord.

A place to stay

Here at the Community redevelopment corporation Tanya writes grants, organizes work camps, and meets her two children when they get off the bus after school asking, "do you have homework?" About a block from here office is the United Methodist Church where Presbyterians built cots for 40 volunteers workers and installed 4 showers.  Work campers pay $10/night/ea. and have the use of entire building all week including a well-supplied kitchen.

Cleaning out the Attic

There are times in our lives when we need to clean out the attic, basement, closet, or garage and have a rummage sale.  When we returned from Europe our basement was too cluttered, dirty, and wet for me to use it to apply the water-based lacquer finish on the three stringed instruments I put together earlier this summer, so I began the task of cleaning, sorting, and drying.  The process was like an archeological dig which uncovered layers of our life together over the past 16 years.  I was forced to deal with the remn