I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy. – Rabindranath Tagore
Today was a busy day in PV land. Volunteers were spread all over the county doing great work. A group of PVs split the day with going to Energy Express in the morning and then going to the site in Green Camp to wrap up some final touches. A lot of volunteer’s hard work and love was put into the work here and it was a joy to meet and work with the family the past few weeks.
We were also able to finish up at our site in Pineville. The faucet was installed in the kitchen, the paint was touched up and one of our talented volunteers painted beautiful butterflies on the cabinets at the home owners request. Once again it was a wonderful experience meeting and getting to know to home owner. She definitely left a mark.
Volunteers also continued work on the site out near Welch. They were able to locate the source of the leak on the roof and fix it. This enabled us to fix the floor and ceiling that were damaged by the leaking water. The volunteers also changed out the bathroom faucet and shower. The home owner could not have been happier with all the work the volunteers did.
We also started a new site today for two sisters that live in Cabin Creek that we have worked with in the past. They greeted the volunteers they knew warmly and opened their arms to all the new (to them) volunteers. The work they were able to do today was to install a new ceiling in their livingroom, a project started this past spring by the Northern Illinois University students. They also began work on building out a wall and trimming out a door and window.
As you can see the volunteers worked up quite an appetite, which was lucky because a feast was prepared for us by our resident chef volunteer. Sausage and potatoes, eggplant and green bean sauted, kale salad and 4 bean salad. It was all very good and didn’t end there. The dessert…. pound cake with strawberries and blueberries and a beautifully carved watermelon. (pictures to come..)
Reflection tonight was a sharing of who we have met in the last couple of days that reminded us of Jesus. We have met quite a few amazing people these last couple of days.