Today began our five days of working on whatever job site we were going to be assigned to. After waking up early, an incredible breakfast, and orientation, we headed about 30 minutes from headquarters to our work site north of Houston. Upon arrival, our great team lead, Mark, walked us through the home to talk about the various tasks on the agenda for today. Once we had our working buddy and assigned task, we began unloading the tools from the amazing tool trailers Samaritan Purse has.
Here are some of the various tasks that we tackled throughout the day:
- Cutting and laying tile
- Hanging kitchen cabinets
- Building a base for a water heater
- Installing doors and hanging trim
Even though the home owner didn’t show up today on site, we did experience working on things some of us had never done before. CJ had the great accomplishment of after two hours finally getting a door installed along with the trim work (it may not have been the easiest job of the day). Brad and Jon were great teachers throughout the day taking Scott, Paul, and CJ under their wing teaching and guiding us through things we had never done before (we are grateful for being alongside fellow brothers who have home improvement experience).
We wrapped the evening up with another fantastic meal (volunteer cooks are so incredible and we are so grateful for all their hard work and love they put into the food). While our food settled, we played the one card game anyone from Wisconsin would play, which is Euchre.
IT was a great day minus the heat and humidity and we are so thankful for how God is continuing to use us in the Houston community and we ask for your continued prayers of safety and focus as the week moves forward.
Go Team Texas – Brad, CJ, Jon, Paul, and Scott.