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Greenbrier, W.V. Weekly Report, Feb. 19-23, 2018

February 26, 2018

I’ll starting this report by saying, THANKS, THANKS, and THANKS Lord for the nice weather and an answer to many prayers. We had a week that the rain didn’t hold us up in getting the Juan Jones house dried in.
Coming to Greenbrier, West Virginia project this week was a group of 16 from Byerland Mennonite Church and some relatives and friends organized by Jeremy Railing. Also, joining us for two weeks was long time MDS cook Esther Lewis from Allensville, Pa. She kept us well fed this week.
The Juan Jones saw lots of action this week as that was the only project that was worked on. The trades people were in and did the wiring and plumbing.
Meanwhile working around them each crew leader had an area he worked at with his crew. The house got insulation added to the walls, dry walled, shingles put on the roof, doors and windows installed, and the front deck built and the rear deck started. We were grateful for the four young fellows from the CPS camp that did the shingles.
Friday evening was sad because we had to say goodbye to our crew leader of five weeks, Terry Burkhalter, who had made videos of the work each week, with the pictures he took and other volunteers. We will miss the laughter and so much more that he shared.
De & Dorothea Honn who had planned to be here till March 17 left on Saturday morning because of a health issue with De.
I saw my first blooming crocus of spring at the Episcopal Church, where they serve a hot lunch each day to the volunteers and Ray saw a robin. Welcome Spring!
God is faithful, and we give him thanks for another safe week.
Martha Zimmerman

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