The heat out here is intense. On my worksite we would work for about 15 or 20 minutes, then stop for a water break, drinking 20 ounces or more, and then repeat that.
At another worksite where we are putting on new shingles for a house, the danger is wasps. The house has 3 layers of old shingles that need to be removed and wasps have been huddled there for years it seems. They buzz around as our team works and by the Lord’s mercy no one has yet to be stung.
Prayer request: please pray for the Lord’s protection from injury and to give us strength for our tasks.
Alright, now for some photos.
After getting ready for worksites, we wait in the air conditioned church building for the command to muster, get final instructions and pray for going to our sites. Below Jackson is tossing a ball back and forth with a young Native American girl named Forever. She is an important member of the tribe and I image she will do great things for her community in years to come.
Sacred Road has a small wood mill on the church grounds. Here they are shaving off a couple inches of a beam, for use on restoring the deck.
On my worksite we are clearing brush off of a resident’s property. The trees are diseased and they will use the wood to heat their home this coming winter.
After a hard day of work and Kid’s Club in the intense heat, we are starving for dinner. In the evening all of the Sacred Road mission teams gather for a meal like a family, well, because we are a family. It was nice to have Jean and Melinda visit us on Monday!
Joshua’s kittens are therapeutic. The teens love them.