Monday, July 6, 2009

Here is the long awaited follow up blog.

Freedom Hall
Gulfport, Mississippi

Day 1 Driving from Huntsville, AL to Gulfport, MS in caravan style. Met with Pastor Darren to hear his vision for Freedom Hall. Set up RV in center’s parking lot

Day 2 Very hot overnight. Found a way to hook up AC to center. Devotional for the week was on Nehemiah and building the wall of Jerusalem. Building a firewall. Hanging sheetrock, cleaning the parking lot, doing yard work.

Day 3 Having AC made the night much more pleasant. Continued work on the firewall, began working on a new sheetrock wall, and unloading more supplies.

Day 4 Devotional was about finishing the race. More of those walls including a second layer of sheetrock, and laying bathroom tile. Dinner at a nearby church campground for a crab and shrimp boil.

Day 5 Finished 2nd layer, taping and mudding the joints and corners, more tiles were laid, and more walls in the front part of the building

Day 6 Finished up the walls, finished the yard work. Cleaned up, packed up and headed home.

Con Mis Manos
Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico

Days 1&2 Dee drove from Huntsville to Nashville to pick up the rest of the team. Drove to Memphis for a Deaf community silent dinner. Stayed in Texarkana. Drive to Brownsville, with a dinner stop in Houston. An hour from Brownsville, Michelle, the missionary, called to say that, Andres, the Deaf adult who was being trained to be a pastor has been pulled into a cult. The next hour was spent praying for him and the whole deaf community.

Day 3 Church in Matamoros. Paco, 1 of the students was baptized. Went to center, and prayed over Michelle and Chuy as a couple, as teachers, as directors. Went to the land where they want to build a residential facility and prayed over it. Evening service included communion with Paco.

Day 4 Cleaning day. Organizing classrooms, stripping paint from tables.

Day 5 Water Park Day! The team sponsored a day of fun and relaxation for kids and missionaries.

Day 6 Shopping day, and making audio visual projects for fund raising. Also yard work and house work.

Day 7 Made breakfast for the teachers, prayed for each teacher individually. Accompanied kids to art class at local library. Went with Michelle to drop off the kids. It was very hard to say good bye to all the kids, but especially our friend Daniel.

Day 8, 9, & 10 Drove to Dallas with the missionaries to stay with friends. Woke up and finished up some of the computer projects from Wednesday. After lunch said goodbye to Michelle and Chuy, drove to Memphis to stay with a good friend. Next morning drove to Nashville, then Dee continued to Huntsville.

Prayer Team
Huntsville, AL and beyond

So what about Will? He got to stay at Grandma's house and be a part of our prayer team. Our prayer team was incredible. We had people in Huntsville, Central Ohio, California, Matamoros Mexico and Gulfport Miss.

And thanks to all of you for praying too!

This summer's trip may be finished, but that doesn't mean our work is done. Check back for more updates. We believe there is more work in store for Dee and Will in the near future.

Thanks again!

The Four Fullers

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