Monday marked the beginning of the work portion of our mission in Mission. Our team of eleven Pittsburghers joined hosts in Mission, TX and began working on a home north of Mission. This three bedroom home will be the new dwelling for a family of eight. The mom is a widow who is raising her seven children, several of which are children with special needs. The First United Methodist Church in Port Lavaca, TX, is sponsoring this home but they did not have the opportunity to finish the work in “their” week – and we are blessed with the opportunity to assist in the completion of the work.
Monday’s tasks were mostly sheetrock-related, with a little plumbing and electrical work thrown in for good measure. The group continued to grow in our ability to enjoy each other even as many of us were learning new skills and facing new challenges.
The weather is amazingly great thus far, and we are still enjoying the copious amounts of food provided by our hosts from First Presbyterian Church of Mission.
Here are some images from Day One on the job! If you’d like to see them a little bigger, just click on the photo and it will enlarge. Thanks for your prayers!