Dairy, I’ve had an awesome week. Me and a dude went to Dalton Ga to work with a ministry who works on houses in disrepair. The ministry had a group of high school juniors from Dothan Alabama working this week. We went down to be group leaders. We took a group of 2 guys, 3 girls, and 4 women chaperones wed and on thur we had 6 guys and a male chaperone. Fri me, Bobby, and Jim worked on the house; the kids had worked all week and was taking a fun day, they deserved it.
We worked at the home of an elderly couple who have a disabled son and a grandson living in the house. Our tasks were to replace a sliding glass door that did not work and to tear out the rotting floors in the dining room/kitchen, replace rotting floors in a bathroom, and to tear out some rotting sheetrock in the basement below the rotting floors. We also cleaned out the basement.
Dairy, the old fellow was a real character and I had ball with him and the kids and with my old buddy Jim. We stayed at Jim’s house.
Dairy, Jim sent a box of light bulbs because it was dark in the basement. Well I needed to plug in a cord in the basement and the old fellow was gonna show me where the laundry room outlet was and flipped the switch and the light didn’t come on. He told me his grandson kept taking the bulbs out of the laundry room. He’d put one in and the kid would take it out. I wasn’t sure about this story, he was a real character, but a couple of hours later I went to roll up the cord and flipped the switch and no light. I felt the socket and no bulb. I replaced it and the next morning it was gone. I replaced and it stayed until the dude came home and less than an hour later it was gone. We was tripping on that and wondering and did a little research on-line, we found out that light bulbs can be made into a meth pipe. The lady had told us that the neighborhood was full of meth-labs. The funny thing was that Jim’s nephews church was near this community and they had went door to door giving out light bulbs as a visual for Jesus being the light of the world. How’s that for irony.
Dairy, this guy walked around for two days with a blank look on his face. We figured he would be unreachable. Friday before we left he told me “thank you for doing this for my grandparents”. Maybe a seed was planted or even watered. Hopefully we have made an impact on this young man, who knows?
Dairy, these kids from alabama were from a private school and for some of them this was the first time for them to swing a hammer or use a saw or handle a piece of nasty pee infested piece of wood from a bathroom floor or even see the destitution of others. There are several benefits here for them. 1. Hopefully they saw the importance of helping others in need. 2. Hopefully they saw the importance of staying in school and going to college so that they don’t have to do hard manual labor for a living(not there’s anything wrong with it(I’ve done it all my life and am proud of being able to take care of my family by the sweat of my brow)). 3. If they are ever tempted to do drugs maybe they will think of the guy who walks around with a blank look staring at walls and not give in to the temptation. 4. Most importantlly, I hope that these kids and chaperone’s relationships with Christ have strengthened.
Dairy, I had an awesome week.
JAMES 2:15,16 SUPPOSE YOU SEE A BROTHER OR SISTER WHO NEEDS FOOD OR CLOTHING, AND YOU SAY, “WELL, GOOD-BYE AND GOD BLESS YOU; STAY WARM AND EAT WELL”- BUT THEN YOU DON’T GIVE THAT PERSON ANY FOOD OR CLOTHING. WHAT GOOD DOES THAT DO?!
I AM VONSTEGALL AND GOD IS AWESOME!!!!!