Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Visit "Home".

After the project in Vacherie, LA, we headed home to Georgia. Glenn had several medical appointments to set up and we also had an appointment to see about the RV. We knew we had a leak somewhere.  We checked into Whispering Pines (WP) on April 7.  We were able to stay there for two weeks then we had to find another RV site because WP was booked. We found a place called Mossy Oak Music Park.  It is not really an RV park even though they have 500 hookups. It is privately owned for Bluegrass Festivals. The owner was kind enough to let us use his facilities since we are Construction Missionaries.  He also lets volunteers for Habitat for Humanity stay here. 

It just so happened that they were having a bluegrass festival the weekend we moved in. Glenn had a Royal Ranger camp out locally that weekend with Dylan and Drew so I was by myself, which wasn't bad, I occupied my time going to a few of the bluegrass acts. 


My little man visited me for a little while. We had popcorn as we listened to the music and also played on the playground. 


We not only had trouble/repair on the RV, we also had truck trouble.  We took the old 2001 truck to our dealership mechanics, of whom we trust, and they advised that if we were to stay locally and not travel, we could put 5,000 dollars into it, but, if we still were to do our volunteer work, we would need to get a different truck.  We decided on a 2017 Chevy Silverado 3500 diesel.  I hate like everything to have a truck payment but having to keep putting money into an old truck was worse. We are thankful to have a dependable, under warranty, truck.  


Our first trip in the new truck was to take the boys to the Blue Angels air show.  






Kelly and I took the boys to the Columbia Riverbanks Zoo. I always have a good time with family. 




Glenn has now completed his doctor appointments. He had to have a Basal Cell cancer removed from his ear which included taking a graff from his neck. 
I'm so thankful he finally went to a skin doctor. 

We also had to go to Charleston for other test but we received good reports. He just needs to eat more fruits and veggies.  His protein was a little high.  He has been on a high protein diet so that will have to change. 

During my stay here, I have made a few more beaded suncatchers and I finished a couple of  playing card holders. 




We will stay here until after Memorial Day weekend then we will head to Illinois to visit family. 

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Victory Assembly of God, Vacherie, La

If you follow my blog you will know that we have been in Vacherie, LA.
We along with nine other couples, RV Mapers, worked the month of March to repair and remodel the church. 


 Much was accomplished. It is so wonderful to see a project finished. 

Here are some before and after pictures. 

Damage to the front where a driver hit the building. 


Room off to the side of the platform. 

 Front of church now repaired. 

Glenn putting the carpet tiles down. 


Newly repaired side room. New cabinets, carpet, ceiling and nicely painted. It now
houses the copier and plenty of cabinets.  

Since we mapers were there, and the church needed a "facelift", the men and ladies went to work.

The entrance was opened up so walls had to come down. 


The open space is beautiful.   New tile, new ceiling, new paint,  new lights and feature insets. 



The hallway got new tile, fresh paint,new led lights, new grid, insulation, ceiling tiles and fresh paint. 


The sanctuary got a facelift too. New redesigned platform, new led lighting, new grid, insulation and ceiling tiles and new carpet, and fresh paint. 

My blog composer keeps crashing as I try to post the before pictures, so here is the new sanctuary. 


Wednesday night a few of us met for prayer.  Others meet in cell groups offsite. 



Much can be done when God is in it. 

One of our outings as a group. 





Saturday, March 25, 2017

RVMAPS Project, Victory Assembly of God, Vacherie, LA

Pastor Colby, Electrician Ron and Project Manager Al. 

What a difference one week makes....

The front of the church where a driver plowed through the building is finished.

From this.....


To this......


New support steel beam, new siding, new portico and brick.  Not to mention
the new walls on the inside and floor. 

Not only was the damage repaired, but the whole church is getting a "facelift". 


Ceiling tiles and new lights



Glenn finishing up with ceiling tiles and insulation. 

Painting is almost complete. 


Electrical is almost complete.


Love the new lighting.


The entry offset feature wall.




There are two feature wall insets in the entrance.  It really adds interest. We all love it. 


The platform also has the wood.  We think it looks really nice against the new carpet. 


Carpet squares are glued. 

 The people of this church has really taken good care of us. One day the ladies had
 beignets for us. 


Sugery good!