Monday, March 19, 2019 – Memphis Day #1
The Memphis team had their first full work day today. Beginning with a 7:45 am wake-up call for breakfast and a quick team meeting, we then headed out to our worksite to meet Miss Annie, the homeowner of our site for the week. We worked for a total of six and a half hours removing the shingles from four different sections of the roof, began replacing some of the rotten wood, and began laying down waterproof plastic for the next step of placing new shingles. We ended our night with dinner and “exposure nights”. Exposure nights gave us the opportunity to meet with a family who are “intentional neighbors” living in the Memphis area (if you want to know more about what an intentional neighbor looks like, ask one of us – it’s a cool concept!). We were able to visit a couple’s home, sit down and hear their story, and ask a few questions of our own. They also gave us each a ½ off coupon to the Memphis Zoo (which we’re going to visit on Friday – what a blessing!). About the day, team member Luke Sorrell said, “Today, I learned how to problem solve, how to trust the Lord, and how to find Him in the small moments.”
All in all, it was a great day, not to mention the most beautiful Memphis temperatures! We are expectant for all that God is going to do in the days to come! Keep praying for us as you see fit, but pray especially for us as we continue to build a relationship with sweet Miss Annie, as well as for safety while we work to complete this roofing project. Thank you for all the love and support!
The Memphis Spring Break Team
Sienna, Ela, Luke, Jen, & Jacob