Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Trinity-Houston, Christ Church-Houston, St. Mark's-Houston, St. Matthew's-Austin, and St. David's-Austin all have youth representing them out on worksites. Hopefully by the end of this week we will be very close to having 2 or even 3 homes finished to the point where the homeowners can move back in!
Thanks to everyone who continues to help with our efforts!
Also, check out our flickr page to see if photos of you are posted. www.flickr.com/photos/ikerelief
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Right now we are working with two groups totally 35 people. One group of 25 is from Trinity Episcopal in Longview, Tx, and they are taking their first mission trip in 25 years. This group may have been a little inexperienced to start, but they know how to work and do it well. (And they feed us pretty well, too). We hope they come back.
The other group is a youth group from Christ Church in Nashville, Tn. They have also put in several long work days, and we hope to see them again in the future.
Work is going well and we're starting to pick up the pace for summer. Please let us know if you are planning any Fall trips, we're trying get some groups on the books!
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Last night our new intern Josie Gerrietts arrived to join our contstruction supervisors Tom Moon and Dave Curtiss on our sites. Josie is a soon-to-be senior at Grinnell College in Iowa. She will be a valuable asset to our project as we take on more volunteers this summer.
Also, today our first summer youth group arrived when St. John the Divine - Houston arrived to start working. The group of 19 is currently starting the gutting process of St. Augustine's Episcopal on Galveston Island.
We're moving steadily along, and seeing the fruits of our labor.