Saturday, March 28, 2009

Extreme Camp Makeover

Sunday Evening Pictures left to right: Janet Penna, Frank Penna, Samuel Vasquez
Vasquez Family singing"Ven Es La Hora Adorarle" (Come, Now Is Time Time to Worship)

Jeremiah and Joshua Locke with Vasquez girls

Samuel sharing the message from Hosea 10:12 (NIV): Sow for yourselves righteousness, reap the fruit of unfailing love, and break up your unplowed ground; for it is time to seek the LORD, until he comes and showers righteousness on you.

The two weeks of Extreme Camp Makeover in March were a great success. More was accomplished that most people thought was possible. There is still much to do in the next two months to complete the Makeover!
Week 1 was very cold. A couple days it never got above freezing. That makes for cold weather when you are working outside the whole time! (Especially since I didn't bring a heavy coat.) Week 2 had excellent weather, which was especially good because there were around 80 people there working.

Samuel & Cristina Vasquez and their three youngest daughters, Amarice, Yvonne, and Ana also came to help for the week. Samuel is the Pastor of Agujita Iglesia Amigos in Coahuila, Mexico and the superintendent of the Friends Churches in that region. The Vasquez ladies worked on my painting crew all week, serving alongside our Crossroads youth. Samuel dug ditches! Then Samuel was able to come to speak at Crossroads on Sunday morning and then, in their honor, we had a special dinner for them on Sunday evening at the Macy's.