Day One, April 27, 2019
Today and earlier this week was travel day as our seven team members traveled by mini-van, plane, pickup truck, and motorcycle arriving at our home base for the week, in Sinton, Texas. The team leader is Ken joined by team members Emory, Melissa, Jack, Dennis, Doug, and John. We are blessed with people who have been on several or many mission trips and two who are on their first mission trip.
Our work will be disaster recovery through construction. Although Hurricane Harvey is a distant memory for most of us, our work will be in the Corpus Christi area where families are still living in homes that have been mucked out (as in flooring, drywall, insulation, and siding that was damaged by water has been removed but there has not been a restoration of their home).
Day Two, April 28, 2019
Our team was warmly welcomed by the Sinton Methodist Church Congregation and their pastor, Rev. Beth Tatum. It was Holy Humor Sunday as the service included members of the congregation and our team sharing with those in attendances jokes prepared and distributed in advance by Rev. Tatum, different lyrics to familiar hymns, kazoos and tambourines were used as part of the service, including cartoons in the bulletin. In our end of the day discussion all of us mentioned how we saw God at work within and through this beautiful Methodist church.
This was our cultural day as we traveled in the afternoon to Corpus Christi to tour the USS Lexington Aircraft Carrier Museum. We settled in for the night ready and prepared to be the team called together to love, know, and serve Christ in our week of work which begins on Monday.