My savior was a carpenter, but I fix toilets

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters. Colossians 3:23

Today was a big work day at Greenfield Children’s Home. The day started with a heartfelt testimonial from Miranda. She is indeed a special sister in Christ. After devotionals and breakfast we went off preparing for tomorrow and working on the various projects around the Children’s Home. The construction team had a big day. We’ve had fun naming the sub teams based on their tasks. Team SWING SET finished the play structure and the children were on it instantly. The team did an awesome job and the children will enjoy this for many years. The ball pit is almost done with its reconditioning. New platforms were built, the floor was restrung so that it’s suspended off the ground and most to the netting was attached.

Kids are already enjoying the swing set.

Kids are already enjoying the swing set.

The ball pit nearing completion of the renovation.

The ball pit nearing completion of the renovation.

Team DESKS finished their job off with a coat of varnish on the tops. These turned out awesome.

Finished Desks!

Finished Desks!

Finished Desk

Finished Desk

Team SCREEN DOORS worked really hard to install two doors. We’ll have some last minute adjustments to get them set right. The door jams in Roatan aren’t built to a specific standard – making it really difficult to mount them. We’ll have another crack at them Friday morning.

Team TOILET (I’m on this team – hence the title of the post) made some good progress. All of the toilets in the dormitory are now functional. We plumbed and installed the shower controls and re-tiled the shower stalls. Friday, we will be able to grout them and install the shower controls.

Working on the showers in the dormitory.

Working on the showers in the dormitory.

Team COMMUNITY had a very busy day preparing for the events tomorrow in Oak Ridge. Donations were sorted for the flea market and for gifts to the families we visited on Tuesday (we visit them again tomorrow). We plan on having dental hygiene training for the kids, a short skit on Jesus’s washing of the disciples’ feet, a “soup kitchen” for the residents, a flea market, and some home visits. It’s going to be a joyful day doing God’s work. Also at the children’s home, the community team finished with teeth cleaning for all the kids.

The final part of our day is typically a team meeting where we plan the next day and reflect on the one coming to a close. Tonight was a special event where we washed the feet of our team members and prayed for each of them. It was a good reminder of Jesus’s message of servitude.

Peace and love to you all.

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2 responses to “My savior was a carpenter, but I fix toilets

  1. This is quite a remarkable effort! I am very impresed with the Rehfeld endeavor and congratulate them on it! What an extra special experience for Anna.

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