Jul 23

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Religion is to do right. It is to love, it is to serve, it is to think, it is to be humble.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Last night we reflected on joy and happiness. After a short reading and song, we went around the circle and shared a person whom we’ve met that represents joy and happiness to us. As always, it is great to hear everything that everyone has to share.

Today’s sites went well again. In the morning it was quite cool and drizzly, but the weather held out so we were able to continue with all the projects as planned. A group continued work up in Stephenson at the beautiful site on top of a mountain. Besides the work being done there, volunteers spend plenty of time communing with nature and the animals, including three horses.

Volunteers also went back to a site in Pineville to try and solve a mysterious swamp that keeps appearing in this women’s backyard. Volunteers laid a drainage pipe to hopefully change the flow of water.

The PVs also went back up to the house that we worked at last week helping with the addition. Today volunteers began underpinning the house and added front steps. It continues to be a pleasure to work with the family.

Basketball camp was in its second to last day. The kids (and volunteers) are learning a lot of new basketball skills that will be put to the test on Friday!

Dinner tonight is a yummy mostacholi dish, garlic bread and caesar salad. We have been eating well all summer!!!

Jul 22

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

A religious man is a person who holds God and man in one thought at one time; at all times, who suffers harm done to others, whose greatest passion is compassion, whose greatest strength is love and defiance of despair.

Abraham Joshua Heschel

We are almost caught up on here. I hope you enjoyed the pictures from last week

Last night for reflection we reflected on ordinary miracles, much like how a kernel of corn yields so much more. Each person was given a kernel of corn and we went around the room and shared a new and good from the day and an ordinary miracle from the day. I think there will be many corn stalks growing across America from this reflection.

We finished the site in Lynco today, Yippeee!!! We started this site last Thursday, so it is good to put it into the finished file.

All the other sites continued and will continue into tomorrow. The PVs have done a tremendous job at each site and have enjoyed to get to know the home owners.

Basketball camp also continued today and continues to be fun for all, kids and PVs alike!

Dinner tonight was tacos for the meat eaters and Lebonese beans for the vegeterians. Yum yum.

Jul 22

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

A religious man is a person who holds God and man in one thought at one time; at all times, who suffers harm done to others, whose greatest passion is compassion, whose greatest strength is love and defiance of despair.

Abraham Joshua Heschel

We are almost caught up on here. I hope you enjoyed the pictures from last week

Last night for reflection we reflected on ordinary miracles, much like how a kernel of corn yields so much more. Each person was given a kernel of corn and we went around the room and shared a new and good from the day and an ordinary miracle from the day. I think there will be many corn stalks growing across America from this reflection.

We finished the site in Lynco today, Yippeee!!! We started this site last Thursday, so it is good to put it into the finished file.

All the other sites continued and will continue into tomorrow. The PVs have done a tremendous job at each site and have enjoyed to get to know the home owners.

Basketball camp also continued today and continues to be fun for all, kids and PVs alike!

Dinner tonight was tacos for the meat eaters and Lebonese beans for the vegeterians. Yum yum.

Jul 22

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

A religious man is a person who holds God and man in one thought at one time; at all times, who suffers harm done to others, whose greatest passion is compassion, whose greatest strength is love and defiance of despair.

Abraham Joshua Heschel

We are almost caught up on here. I hope you enjoyed the pictures from last week

Last night for reflection we reflected on ordinary miracles, much like how a kernel of corn yields so much more. Each person was given a kernel of corn and we went around the room and shared a new and good from the day and an ordinary miracle from the day. I think there will be many corn stalks growing across America from this reflection.

We finished the site in Lynco today, Yippeee!!! We started this site last Thursday, so it is good to put it into the finished file.

All the other sites continued and will continue into tomorrow. The PVs have done a tremendous job at each site and have enjoyed to get to know the home owners.

Basketball camp also continued today and continues to be fun for all, kids and PVs alike!

Dinner tonight was tacos for the meat eaters and Lebonese beans for the vegeterians. Yum yum.

Jul 22

Week 4 – Pictures


Meal time in the PV Community. The eatings sure have been good this summer!


Puzzles, lots and lots of puzzles. The competitiveness of the PVs has come through. Everyone wants to be the person who puts the last piece in. Too bad every puzzle we have has pieces missing : )


Community day was a hike to the beautiful Twin Falls. Here a adventurous group sits right next to the falls.


The short hike to the falls allowed the community to catch up, and/or get to know each other.


The official week 4 group shot. If you are wondering what is up with the second row, I think they are trying to spell PV with their hands

Jul 22

Week 4 – Pictures


Meal time in the PV Community. The eatings sure have been good this summer!


Puzzles, lots and lots of puzzles. The competitiveness of the PVs has come through. Everyone wants to be the person who puts the last piece in. Too bad every puzzle we have has pieces missing : )


Community day was a hike to the beautiful Twin Falls. Here a adventurous group sits right next to the falls.


The short hike to the falls allowed the community to catch up, and/or get to know each other.


The official week 4 group shot. If you are wondering what is up with the second row, I think they are trying to spell PV with their hands

Jul 22

Week 4 – Pictures


Meal time in the PV Community. The eatings sure have been good this summer!


Puzzles, lots and lots of puzzles. The competitiveness of the PVs has come through. Everyone wants to be the person who puts the last piece in. Too bad every puzzle we have has pieces missing : )


Community day was a hike to the beautiful Twin Falls. Here a adventurous group sits right next to the falls.


The short hike to the falls allowed the community to catch up, and/or get to know each other.


The official week 4 group shot. If you are wondering what is up with the second row, I think they are trying to spell PV with their hands

Jul 22

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After a lot of hard work from the PVs, this lot is ready for their new trailer.


The Glen Fork Soccer Camp got underway this week. We were excited to have a record turnout of 24 local kids. Soccer is taking over the world : )


The painting, drywalling site in Long Branch. This room, with the bright yellow paint were told is going to have a Tahitian theme.


A little electrical work needed to be done as well


In Pineville, PVs worked on a porch roof as well as the porch floor below. The crew on the roof at an interesting view on what was going on below.

Jul 22

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After a lot of hard work from the PVs, this lot is ready for their new trailer.


The Glen Fork Soccer Camp got underway this week. We were excited to have a record turnout of 24 local kids. Soccer is taking over the world : )


The painting, drywalling site in Long Branch. This room, with the bright yellow paint were told is going to have a Tahitian theme.


A little electrical work needed to be done as well


In Pineville, PVs worked on a porch roof as well as the porch floor below. The crew on the roof at an interesting view on what was going on below.

Jul 22

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After a lot of hard work from the PVs, this lot is ready for their new trailer.


The Glen Fork Soccer Camp got underway this week. We were excited to have a record turnout of 24 local kids. Soccer is taking over the world : )


The painting, drywalling site in Long Branch. This room, with the bright yellow paint were told is going to have a Tahitian theme.


A little electrical work needed to be done as well


In Pineville, PVs worked on a porch roof as well as the porch floor below. The crew on the roof at an interesting view on what was going on below.