The house is all back together.
Putting the pieces together in Dulac.
Putting the panel house together in Dulac.
Conference attendees work on the Panel House in San Jose.
Framing walls for the panel house.
Volunteers and clients in front of the finished house
Volunteers and new homeowners on the porch of the new home in Newton.
Front porch construction.
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Nancy, Betty and Teena painting siding.
Newton volunteers help the RV volunteers on their project.
Miss Emma and her new cupboards.
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Ms. Linda's family and the MDS RV volunteers.
Presentation of a quilt at the home dedication.
A renovation project in Point Aux Chene
Installing cabinets in Chunchula
Working out the details in Bayou La Batre.
Volunteers in Hackberry, Louisiana.
Working on the Holiday Homes in Princeville.
Houses in Princeville
Framing a Holiday House in Princeville.
Roofing in Metarie.
Inspecting the work at a Pittsburgh project.
Checking on progress at a project in Pittsburgh.
MDS volunteer Melvin works at a project in Palacios.
House Dedication in Terrace.
Volunteers at the House Dedication in Terrace.
Bundled up STV volunteer Mag uses the air nailer to frame the interior of the New Iberia renovation.
Washing the evening dishes can be fun!
Project Director Gil Friesen presents volunteer Barry Jones with the 'Broken Bit' award for his outstanding efforts in helping renovate the New Iberia house.
Putting up siding on the New Iberia house.
Sanding drywall is a dusty job.
Volunteers from Mississippi and Ontario take a break for a picture in front of the New Iberia house.
Mr. Harvey receives keys to his new home from Project Directory Gil Friesen at the home dedication in New Iberia.
Mr. Harvey receives a quilted wall hanging.
Completing the house wrap at a project in Wauchula.
Framing out the doors in Wachula
Building sheds at the youth project in Barriere.
Youth work on sheds in Barriere.
Volunteer group at Barriere.
Clean-up in Julian, California.
Fire clean-up in Julian.
Clearing fallen trees in Century.
Damage in Century, Florida.
All ages work together at an MDS project.
Framing at a project in Arcadia.
Crew leader, Elma, with volunteers from Conrad Grebel College at Ms. Mary Joyce's dedication service in Pass Christian.
MDS volunteer, Jill, presents a comforter that was made by her church, to Ms. Loretta at the home dedication service.
A truckload of groceries to unload.
Volunteers watch the POD driver load up the storage container after a house dedication.
Don Mintmier presents the Bible to Mr. Steven at his home dedication.
Volunteer, Roxanne Stovall, presents the wall hanging made by a group from Mt. Zion Mennonite Church in Maryland.
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The siding crew hard at work.
Jake, Dick and Richard put down boardwalk.
Installing windows at the project in Pass Christian, MS.
The drywall delivery arrives.
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Cutting the boards.
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Working on and in the floor joists in Newton, Texas.
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Framing at Jerry's house in Newton.
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Week two shows lots of progress at Jerry's house.
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Week two group at Bess' house.
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Working on the roof at the F house.
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Cutting the lumber to size.
Watch out for those toes!
Painting trim at Pastor Charles' house in New Orleans.
David cleaning switch plates at a home in New Orleans, LA.
Volunteer tapers and mudders with Pastor Dwight at his home in New Orleans, LA.
Cleaning up the mudding tools. -photo by Jim King
Loading the van in the morning. -photo by Jim King
Making sure lunches get to the work site. -photo by Jim King
Mudding. -photo by Jim King
Pastor Charles visits with the volunteers. - photo by Jim King
Putting up the trim at Pastor Charles' house. -photo by Jim King
Starting the day. -photo by Jim King
Insulating the attic at Pastor Charles house
Insulating the attic at Pastor Charles' house.
Sanding the drywall at Pastor Webster's house.
The Old Order Mennonite ladies from Ontario bless us with a program of sacred songs after a day of hard work sanding drywall at Pastor Webster's house.
Cooks, Shirley Ens, Ollie and Norma Wiebe, load the van with a weeks worth of groceries.
This house is changing rapidly.
Working at the project.
Ready to hang drywall on the ceiling.
Planning for tomorrow.
Ready to start the ceiling drywall.
The volunteer group.
Working in tight spaces.
Rev. Aldon Cotton shares about the destruction of his church, Mt. Nebo Baptist Church, by Hurricane Katrina, and about the rebuilding (in background).
MDS board members, guests and MDS partners share a meal before the "Passing the Torch" ceremony at the MDS New Orleans project.
Kevin King, MDS Executive Director, stands with Karl Bernhard, pastor of Amor Viviente Church, at the "Passing the Torch" ceremony in New Orleans.
A prayer of blessing for all involved in the work in New Orleans.
Karen is prepared to sand.
Joyce makes a wonderful breakfast.
Ken, Bob and Justin working on the floor.
Celebrating a home dedication.
MDS building in New Orleans.
Ms. Toni's house
Ms. Tonis' house ready for sanding.
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Working on the roof at Mr. C's house.
The beginnings of Kenny and Brenda's house.
Clearing out Mr. Curtis house
Clearing out at Mr. Curtis' before the renovations can begin.
Hard working cooks at the Mobile project.
Framing up a new build in Livingston, Texas.
Working on a project in Livingston, Texas.
Working on trusses in Livingston, Texas.
Working on the foundation at a Livingston project.
Digging for the foundation
Digging for foundation work at a project in Livingston.
Ready with the rebar.
Pouring cement for a firm foundation.
Project in Johnson Bayou
New build in Johnson Bayou.
Len working on the Siding
Len working on the siding.
Working on Project 3
Finishing the electrical work at project 3.
The very beginnings of a new home
The beginnings of a new home in Johnson Bayou.
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Signs of rebuilding in Greensburg.
Installing flooring at a project in Greensburg.
Roof work in Greensburg
Working on the roof in Greensburg.
Roofing in February.
Roofing despite the cold February weather.
Finishing the porch roof
Finishing the porch roof at a Greensburg project.
Ashley and Katherine mudding.
Butch enjoys his work at Carmelita's house.
Lunch break at the Bayou job site.
Working in the Bayou.
Raising the walls at Mr. Bennie's house in the Grand Bayou, near Diamond , LA.
Ms. Verna recieving her quilt at her house dedication.
The scaffolding is set to begin siding the house.
Mary Ann's house in the Bayou.
A well deserved break.
Warren, Joe and Tyler starting the dock for Ruby.
Becky the electrician
Becky the electrician.
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Enjoying the wonderful Bayou fellowship after the home dedications in late March.
Mary doing some finishing touches
Mary works on some of the finishing touches on a home in Diamone, La.
Elwood and Lee hard at work
Elwood and Lee are hard at work.
Volunteer Cheryl, Sturgis, MI, presents Mr. Buddy and Ms. Gigi with a quilted wall hanging.
PHP group working in Cameron, LA.
The progress on day three.
Volunteer Jeff presents Mr. Buddy and Ms. Gigi with the keys to their new house. Jeff worked on their house for two months.
Boarding and taping all at once.
Enjoying the new deck at coffee break time.
Harold and Bob test out Ms. Artimese's new ramp.
The cooks brought slushies to the volunteers working at Mr. Buddie and Ms. Gigi's house.
Mr. Buddy and Ms. Gigi's house is completed!
Mr. Buddy and Ms. Gigi with Project Director Harold and Sandra Friesen.
Ms. Artimese admires a wall-hanging presented by volunteer Polly Winters.