Up and @ um 0800 to the site. On the way we stoped at the market and purchased some gifts for Anna and Anna for a devotion during lunch.
Ira and Violetta prepared breakfast for us this morning.One addition to our menu was a chocolate breakfast desert. Very tasty.
Brad Gaines requested a repeat performance of dumplins and got um!!! After lunch, we presented our gifts and Ty blessed them with the love of Jesus Christ. We will have fond memories of Anna and Anna to last our life times.
We finished the interior wall today and completed most of the window framing. She looks like a home coming together folks. One of the things that is hard to do is leave work undone. We had peace in what we accomplished to honor the Lord on his time table. We also pray for his Will and blessings for the next team that follows.
This mission trip and the relationships that have come from it have been very Spiritually Refreshing. Proverbs 11:25.
To highlight one of the many gifts the Lord provided as we labored, we felt it fitting to share some nick names acquired on the job.
Boss aka Ty Hasty brought compassion, experience and leadership through Christ. From toting, to mudding and placing, to sawing block he showed us the way to “Get’er Done.”
The Crack Man aka Jerry Young – He can make a finished line of mortar look smooth as silk.
Bouche’ aka Jim Mayes was part of the Mud Boys responsible for making the mortar “just in time.” Vladamere the other brother of the duo. Their motto …. If it’s not there on time then you don’t pay a dime.
Pack Mule aka Brad Gains – Able to lift our sizeable blocks overhead with ease and enthuisiam…WOW!!.
Cornbread aka Michael Walters stepped up to the task at hand from toting, to mudding, to placing to building scaffolding and when the dinner bell rang the race was on.
Legal Constituent aka guess… Ed Hadley. From drafting docoments to counter the City Architechure Deptment’s findings to confirming our safety rules and regulations were up to snuff and oh yeah, the man can step up and tote and finish some block. He did find one safety violation in inadequate equipment. Vladamere was in desparate need of some boots and he and Michael bought him some.
Last but not least Mr. Coffee aka Bill Carden. He did not have a Coffee “IV” drip but you could have fooled us. An endearing character trait Bill posesses is a willingness to share his opinion and direction. We all know he is a softy deep down and appreciate his sense of urgency.
We left the hotel @ 6:00pm by bus. Oleg, Violetta, Vladamere and Sergei joined us for the 2hr trip back to the train station. We shared more pictures and music from our iPods. The River “Caught up in You” went over well. Specifically trac 8 “Leave it all Behind.”
Final emotional goodbyes and we boarded the train back to Kiev via a 12hr trip.