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Day 3 . . . Hump Day. That’s the day we usually feel the effects from using less frequently used muscles, different sleep routines, and the increased level of activity. But we shake it off because we also are really making progress on our projects and see how much our work means to our homeowners. […]

PDA Mission Trip #27 (Cumberland, MD): Day 3

Mission Trips

Work Day number 2, and we have melded into precision work group teams. Both teams can be very proud of today’s accomplishments. Anxious to find out just what was completed today? Read on…   Rallying on Race Street, “The Rascals” moved into high gear with more mudding and drywall sanding. The goal is to get […]

PDA Mission Trip #27 (Cumberland, MD): Day 2

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Ahh Spring . . . grass greening up, redbuds in bloom, and time for the 27th annual GPC Mission Trip!   Faithful volunteers started arriving at First Presbyterian Church in Cumberland late afternoon/early evening on Easter Sunday. Those who arrived by 6:30 p.m. joined together for a festive kick-off meal at the Applebee’s in LaVale. Guess […]

PDA Mission Trip #27 (Cumberland, MD): Day 1

Mission Trips

Day 3 started with a bang! – Breakfast was Eggs Benedict – Yumm! The Race St. house crew worked on the porch! Much planning and skill were required prior to removing and replacing the front and side rim joists on the porch floor. The crew stripped and replaced the old flooring. Planning stages are beginning […]

PDA Mission Trip #26 (Cumberland, MD): Day 3

Mission Trips

 You know it, you love it, you guessed it…it is the Mission Trip Blog! Day One was Sunday which began with an 11 a.m. Blue Shirt service led by our Sunday School students, and the perfect send off, a Lindsay Hall potluck lunch. Mary Beth cautioned us to take small servings, but in the end […]

PDA Mission Trip #26 (Cumberland, MD): Day 1 & 2

Mission Trips

This morning the Beards and Bastines cleaned much of the church in order to give the cleaning lady an easier day. The city of Gatlinburg has installed warning sirens now!  Yeah! A University of Tennessee biologist says that an old tree slice from the Smoky Mountains shows that it was burned from a fire every […]

PDA Mission Trip #25 (Gatlinburg, TN): Day 5

Mission Trips

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PDA Mission Trip #25 (Gatlinburg, TN): Day 4

Mission Trips

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PDA Mission Trip #25 (Gatlinburg, TN): Day 3

Mission Trips

What a difference a day makes! We moved from winter to spring . . . thank goodness! Waking to full sun and the promise of a warmer day truly energized us. I will start with the info on the Noel Ball tree house. And then you’ll be treated to the inside scoop on the other […]

PDA Mission Trip #25 (Gatlinburg, TN): Day 2

Mission Trips

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PDA Mission Trip # 25 (Gatlinburg, TN): Day 1

Mission Trips