Welcome back, faithful blog readers! Has it really been almost six months since we’ve brightened your lives with our tales of mission trip happenings and hijinks?
Rest assured that this trip is unfolding with the same tried and true traditions that have become a hallmark of an Adult GPC Mission Trip. Many of us started our day in the GPC Sanctuary and greatly appreciated the Prayerful Dedication Send-Off from Pastor Mary (who for the first time is entrusting us with the care and feeding of her dear husband Carl). Naturally, one of our two favorite cooks, Ella Bastine, has taken him under her wing. So, no worries, Mary. Between Mary Beth, Fletcher, and Ella, he’ll be in very good hands.
I am also very pleased to report that there were no traffic delays coming down, and everyone arrived in very good humor – which kicked up to an even higher notch – as we reunited with some of the Mission Trippers who we only see on a mission trip. And once we were all around our very large dinning table, plates piled high with a delicious chicken dinner, we were totally back in happy Mission Trip Mode.
We are very much looking forward to starting our work tomorrow, going back to the double- wide trailer that we worked on this past fall. Covid-19 has sadly caused a lot of PDA volunteer cancellations, and our home did not get completed by Christmas as had been planned. This March has brought 200 volunteers thus far due to college spring breaks, and we can’t wait to see how much progress has just recently been made.
Tomorrow we’ll have much more to report. For now, please keep us in your prayers. We are anxious to be God’s hands and feet here in New Bern and reflect his love and support to those who still suffer from the extensive damage left in the wake of Hurricane Florence back in 2018.
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