A time to break down, a time build up….


One of the highlights of this mission trip has been the morning and evening devotions. I have to say that they sometimes can go off the rails and I see the white hat cringing. Not here, we have good devotions everyday.
Never ride out a hurricane in a mobile home!
We just had the best time with this couple today…
Just like dogs, horses like us too…
Same with cows, it would appear…
This little dog, not so much…
I think this is a lifeboat off a big ship.
I would not want to be in this thing with 63 others…
AZDR Mark is flying high in the Man Lift.

To Love Those


Great Blessings today thanks to Coteau Baptist Church and Pastor Wayne…
Hunter Irwin, awesome concert…
Yellow shirts filled the church. Sorry, weird photo.
No day off for the chainsaw team.
AZDR Deb performs a procedure on a saw as NMDR Josiah looks on…
Our lead Chaplain Sue waiting her turn on the sharpener. My roommate Terry is grinding a chain… On a personal note, my truck started to spew power steering fluid out on the ground like it hated the fluid. So I asked the first church member I saw, Dan, if he knew a mechanic I could talk to. God certainly brought me the right man. Dan had a connection through his son for the power steering hose and then introduced me to Dave, the mechanic. This afternoon, they came back with the part and fixed my truck. I wanted to pay them, both of them said no, your not paying! Blessed to be a child of God, blessed by children of God, and blessed by brothers in Christ.

God of my salvation…


Breakfast as our IC Mr. Ed from New Mexico watches over us…
Our teams have tarped the entire roof and spent a day and half working on the inside…
More rain
One of our SUV college student with RJ from a gator show, I think…
This nice man brought lunch for our group and sat down to explain to this young lady the difference between Gumbo and Jambalaya
A trailer loaded with fuel showed up. The tiny dead end street exploded with traffic. We were stuck/trapped for a while, but we enjoyed listening to all the people that showed up…
Even one of our SUV college boys got to pump some gas…
We are often asked what Chaplains do on a call out???
We spent the rest of the day cutting the legs off of sofas, and picking up shingles…

Marah…Bitter Waters…


Norm was across the road doing her Chaplain thing with a neighbor, while I did an assessment on the house behind me. No one was home so I sat down on the porch and looked around. The three shots, left, right and center is what you would see if this is your front porch. Everyday, trucks up and down, debris, contractors, scammers, scrappers and the smells, mold, garbage, dead things and the humidity. I believe humidity has a smell.

Saved…Not of Works…


There’s a squirrel in here somewhere…
First high point of the day is IC Leader, Ed from New Mexico, leads us with morning devotions. He always inspires us from God’s Word and baths us in prayer…
We dropped everything we were working on to deliver much needed repair supplies to our favorite Blue Cap, Eldon…
Hero Linemen working hard…
Driving on…Shrimpers Row. Sounds like the title to a TV show…