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Williams Lake, B.C., Weekly Report, Sept 17-21, 2018

October 2, 2018

This week we enjoyed the company of 18 volunteers staying at the Cariboo Bethel Church as well as 2 couples with the RV program.  States and provinces represented were:  Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Indiana.  Good-byes this week were said to the RV couples, Ray & Darlene Funk and Henry & Joan Janzen who dedicated 4 weeks at Jim and Sue Carlson’s in Hanceville.   Esther Klassen is also completing 4 weeks of creating great dishes and aromas from the kitchen.  A big thank you to our one week crew members of Reg, Ken, Jason, David, David, Markus, Conrad and Janie.   We welcomed Neil and Audrey Rempel who are staying until the project closes.

The appliances were delivered and installed at Joan Scheffler’s house.  Attic insulation was blown into the attic, windows and floors are washed and the house is cleaned up of tools and debris.   We are still waiting for a corner kitchen cabinet but a house dedication is scheduled for Friday, September 28. 

Jim and Sue Carlson are currently visiting Manitoba and Minnesota and plan to return early next week.   The RVers continued their work with hanging doors, finishing the laundry room, gyp-rocking the basement, and completing the outside railing.   The siding is on order and we are waiting for its arrival. 

Siding has been the order of the day at Sandi Chilton’s house this week and good progress has been reported.     The dry-walling was completed last week and the tapers arrived on Thursday.   The outdoor deck railings were finished and the concrete was poured in the garage.  

At Rita Petrin’s house, Jason, Dave, Dave and Markus, from Saskatchewan, were very efficient in getting the framing of outside and inside walls erected, the deck completed, windows installed, and the roof sheeting near to completion as well.  BC Hydro came and hooked up the power.    Rita and her son were invited for supper on Thursday but due to a family emergency were unable to join us. 

We continue to be amazed at the welcome exhibited by the Cariboo community.  A local pizza owner from the Cariboo Bethel Church is committed to delivering pizzas every Wednesday evening until the end of the project.  A woman from another church invited the kitchen staff to join her at the Soda Creek Market Gardens in harvesting vegetables that would be plowed under the next day.   We were overwhelmed with the bountiful harvest of carrots, potatoes, beets, zucchinis, corn, spaghetti squash, cucumbers, and patty pan squashes.  The facilities in the basement of the church are spacious and pleasant and we are so appreciative of the gracious hospitality from the people at Cariboo Bethel Church.

Submitted by:  Dave, Donalda, Esther, Matthew B, Matthew M, Brydon, Leo & Mim, Neil & Audrey