We completed our scheduled time here at the United Methodist Boys Ranch with our NOMADS team. So much work was accomplished. The Ranch is going into a more Foster Care program. As such, we started renovations in two of their resident buildings. We painted, tore out walls, installed doors, removed kitchen cabinets, cleaned bathrooms. Outside we repaired bleachers, hung doors on horse corrals and lots of other stuff.
Last weekend we worked hard on preparing for, and worked at, their annual fund raiser Rodeo. More work was done on the Retreat Cabin high up in the hills. But there is always more to be done here. As such, we decided to stay another 6 days, working three of them.
As we worked 6 days last week and five the week before (NOMADS usually work 4 days), this weekend is a treat. We did some shopping on Friday and I did nothing yesterday. Leonard built a small shelf/table for the bathroom.
Today we drove 114 miles EACH WAY to attend church. Back in 2010 we did a project at Hinton Rural Retreat Center in Hayesville, NC. Shortly after our time there the Director left the center to return to ministry. We knew he was assigned a church in Oklahoma. One of our team members at the Boys Ranch is also a pastor and knew where where Lyle was pastoring. So off we went today. He was delighted to see us again as we were him.
Tomorrow Len will work on the retreat cabin here and I plan to vegetating.
Have a great rest of weekend all!
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