I am not sure I could adequately relay our experience at Macedonia Baptist Church today. The 2 hour and 20 minute service included praise worship, liturgical dance, the women's choir, a powerful sermon on Commitment and a whole lot of clapping and proclaiming Jesus. They were so warm and welcoming to us. We had a wonderful turkey dinner for lunch in the church hall with everyone in their Sunday finery. It is always interesting visiting another church and it always causes pause for thought on how we do things in our own congregation. You can check out their website and snippets of the Pastor's sermons are there and you will get a little taste of what we shared in today. http://233140.myvideotalkstudio.com/streaming/pages/6
After lunch John, Herb and Leonard took us over to see the Willis house (the house we built last year). It was beautiful! The family takes posession on Wednesday of this week. There were still a few things that need to be "detailed" but the place looks great and will be such a wonderful improvement to their current living quarters.
From there, we headed to this year's jobsite to see where we would be starting tomorrow morning. The joists are in and the subfloor on top, so we will be starting with the walls and hope to have 4 of them in place before we leave the site tomorrow.
Then, on to the BEACH and had some fun in the sand and surf. It's not a huge beach but offered enough space for a frisbee to be thrown (until it needed to be fished out of the ocean water - thanks Megan), some beachcombing, some reading and most important! Catching some rays and Vitamin D! It was so nice just to be able to ditch the coats and the boots, put on the flip flops and some shorts and enjoy the warmth. The sign in town said it was 75 - the weather network said it was 16. Either way, we'll enjoy it!
For dinner we all headed over to a new Mexican restaurant which has moved in to where a great seafood place used to be. The Mexican family that owns the restaurant were very welcoming and the food fabulous. The waiter even came in with 5 plates of food all at once - he stacked them up his arm (4) and then held the last one in his other hand.
We spent the rest of the evening sharing our thoughts of the day, sharing a song that I think reminds people that it is the small stuff that changes the world on a daily basis (Johnny Reid's - Today I'm gonna try and change the world) and Bev sent us a wonderful letter reminding us about being "bucket fillers" - Thank you. And then we played a variety of card games.
First day on the jobsite is always a busy one! Should get to sleep.