Friday, July 19, 2013

Finished Projects

The roof is done!  Today we finished building the roof and placing tar paper on top.  Some men from Ebeneezer Baptist Church (the church that First Presbyterian has joined efforts with to reach the people of Hattiesburg) will be shingling the roof next week.  We have asked for pictures of the completed roof when it is all shingled.
Finishing nailing the tar paper

Austin and Rich supporting a fascia board as Tom nails it from above
Ms. Regina's house is done!  We finished putting Masonite up on the side of her house.  We also did some caulking as well as trimming around the back of the house.   Ms. Regina very graciously came out to help us caulk and put up siding.  We enjoyed working with her cheerful attitude.  She was very grateful for everything we were doing!

Mike showing Regina how to install siding
Another group went back to the "family house."  They painted the ceilings of three rooms and a hallway as well as baseboards.  The rooms took a lot of layers of priming and painting because of dark wood and previous colors.  In the afternoon, the group came back and helped to clean up the church so that we can leave early tomorrow morning.  
Emily and Ashley preparing a paint roller
This evening our team was taken out to dinner by Hope for Hattiesburg.  We went to a restaurant called Newks, and we had a great time!  It was a great end to a very productive week.  

We've been blessed this week through the people that we have come in contact with.  We thank you for all your prayers and support.  Please pray tomorrow for safe, smooth travel as we drive home.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow. It's amazing to read how much can happen in a week--not only construction-wise, but also in the relationships you've built! Praying blessings on your trip, rest for any sore muscles, and praise that you've made it through a hot week in good spirits and with only the positive kinds of adventures (e.g. cat rescuing.) Thank you for representing Christ and the church with your service, and for taking the time to share the week with us!