January 20 to February 14, 2014 NOMADS Project, Mercedes, MS

February 15 (Approximately) to June - Gate Guarding, TX or LA.

June, 2014 - Up to Alaska!

September - NOMADS Annual Meeting, Branson, MO

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Back to the Rio Grande Valley

Mercedes,  TX

Yes, we've been back in this area since January 18.  But before here we spent a bit of time near Corpus Christi.  Judy, what are these?

We've completed our second week of volunteering with two weeks to go.   One project is some painting and renovating at a local mission.

Outside of the building is getting a good facelift.

Some of our ladies made new curtains for the inside. (Not me - I don't sew.  If Leonard needs a button replaced, he does it.)

On January 21 the group helped celebrate Leonard's birthday.   HOORAY!  Finally old enough for Medicare!

You might remember the dear family we worked with last year.   The 6 of them lived in this small trailer.  They have recently moved into a much larger house trailer.   Yesterday this trailer had to be moved from the property it was on or $200.00 more paid to the property owner.   So on our day off, Leonard, the 2nd oldest son in the family Jose and I moved the trailer.   All tires had to be aired up.   It was quite the challenge but we got 'er done!

This week coming we will work on getting some furniture for Nohemi and her five beautiful children.  They moved into their new home about a week ago and there was not one piece of furniture in it.  We did take a bed and dresser and small end table to it yesterday also.  

The entire family made us feel us good.   When they saw us they all came running with hugs.  Nohemi kept telling us in her broken English that she missed us.  Makes every mile we traveled to get here worthwhile.


Paul and Marsha Weaver OCT. 17, 2009 said...

You two sure live the definition of a Christian life. You are such a good example for me to follow. Thank you for all your hard work.

Happy belated birthday Leonard.

Judith Bell said...

Those are ten black-necked stilts. The shorebird in the foreground might be a willet, but I can't tell for sure. :)

Donna W. said...

good that Len has medicare now...6 more months for me...as yes you two have great big hearts.
I still have problems making a comment....takes three tries, keep getting redirected to spam sites

Phyllis said...

To those having issues with this site, I've done what I know to do. Guess I will have to start a new blog. Once done here in Mercedes I should have the time while hopefully gate guarding. Provided we are assigned an area where I get Internet connection.