This week we set up a "command center" for the downstairs. It includes lists of all the things we need done in the Respite. Writing that all out truly makes you realize the gravity of the project at hand.
The picture above was taken of the 40 plus feet palm trees in front of our house as we were eating dinner outside last night.
We set up a make shift kitchen with a 'snazzy' red microwave. Our new refrigerator arrived last week as well.
Anne, Steve, Syd, and Ben (and Scout)came to help us around the house. We now have a working toilet upstairs (hooray!). Now, all we need is the drain fixed to the bath tub.
My pet project is Laomai's room. I have been sanding ALL of the wood down to re-stain it the original mahogany color. This is quite a task. Moulding in our house is about 5 times the width of the moulding of a normal house. I will be excited to get this little girl a room to call her own after sleeping in makeshift spaces the past nine months! If you like to strip, scrape, or sand wood, come on over and help me.
We have a work day this coming Saturday, January 17th from 10 to 4 p.m.
Please continue to pray for this project. We need a steady flow of volunteers, provision, and the power of the Holy Spirit to bring this to completion. We are planning to present this opportunity to local churches to be blessed in volunteering alongside us.