Friday, June 26, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
i miss everyone at home very much and i'm doing good.
my double crew got assigned to a house of a guy named jason hes got a birth defect called muscle dystrophy that makes his muscles not work properly.
his grandpa and grandmother who had raised him had build a ramp for his power chair but it was at a very steep angle and it was falling apart so our job was to build him a brand new one longer and not nearly so steep.
we got held up when we discovered wear we may need to dig post wholes there were possible water, sewer pipes or electrical or gas lines running directly were we needed to be digging.
with that discovered we were forced to hold all progress until we had gone through inspection in all those areas thanks god we passed and were able to get a move on it by wednesday.
today weve got farther than any day and we are very sure that we will finish completely by tomorrow whatever it takes.
i hope everyone at home is enjoying the weather its soooooo hot up here. lol.
prayin for you all.
doing just fine.
was on tv :D
- Alex :)
With a simple task and a sweet resident, this year has had the most impact on me in friendships both within our youth group and with people at the camp. I haven't met many new people, but instead have strengthened my relationships with a select few from the church (like Sarah) and from the Boston group (which came to the same camp last year). While a lot has changed, this year has been as good as any other.
Yesterday, for example, the campers got themselves in a bit of a paint war (and when i say a bit... you know it was more than that) and 'Cordy' was sitting on her back porch watching and laughing along with us. I went back to work on the outside wall and Cordy put her wet hand on my face. At first i was confused until i saw the hand print on the wall. Cordy had stuck her hand out the window into wet paint and stuck a handprint right on my face. She not only laughed a long, she played a long as if she wasnt 98, but 8. She continued to direct us who to hit, and egg us on until our crew leader came out and told us to quit playing, keep working.
Then, when it was time to go, she seemed sad that we had to leave, but when we were leaving I had to wash my painted hands so i went inside and as I was leaving, she said, "Goodbye, I love you!" She truely means it too. She is just so happy to have us around and so happy to see us working for her, she tries to get us to stay the night in her two empy bedrooms organizing us every day, two in the bedroom on the right, two in the bedroom on the left, one on the couch, and the other in the recliner. She loves us, and we just adore her.
Every year - the amazing young adults from the Prince of Peace High School Youth Group are blessed with an opportunity to attend Work Camp. This is absolutely due to the tremendous out pouring of love by Joanne Wolfe - who has tirelessly organized our mission trips for as long as I can remember.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
With about 40 mins. left untill the end of day 1, i'm already having a blast. it's so much fun meeting your resident and your crew. you become so close to these people by the end of the week that you feel like you've known them for your whole life. we've worked so hard today that we are almost done and we still have 4 1/2 days left.
besides your crew and working, free time is also so much fun! beating pastor sarah at 4-square, playing guitar, meeting new people and of course eating!
there is so much to do here between working with our crews and the programs (which mr. claycamp is doing an awesome job with the music) "it's a big big house..."
well i gotta get off and let other people blog...that and it's almost bed time :[
Sunday, June 21, 2009
If we figure out how to merge them - we will.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Well, better get back to my white board and color-coordinated lists! (Making these arrangements would be a whole lot easier if all the siblings could just get along...!)