Another work team!

This past Saturday was another work day out here at MRF. The board president has a lot of connections and he brought in a new set of men to do additional work in the new duplex. This weekend, they worked on plumbing and electricity. As Brian prepared the house last week for the work team, he found so many issues with the electricity that could’ve caused huge fires over the years. This house is quite old and has had additions and changes by numerous people over those years. Some of these changes were not done, well, properly and Brian just had to laugh. By Friday, he was just amazed at the grace of God at allowing this building to stand – with no fire issues whatsoever – all this time. There is zero reason that this house did not burn to the ground a long time ago. Only God.

Progress is being made and it’s going to be just so great to have this done! When I look at it, though, from a woman’s perspective, all I can think about is the finishing work at the end – painting, arranging drawers, hanging pictures, putting towels and pots and pans away, arranging furniture… We would sure love some help at the end! The “end” won’t be until towards the end of February if not early March, so we’ll keep you posted. But maybe if you’re in the area, you can pencil a Saturday in for us and come out and help out! With me being pregnant, I am greatly limited on what I can do (especially by March!) so extra help for Brian would be greatly appreciated. And then you could see the work in person!

Here are a few pictures to give you an idea (though you may have to use your imagination):

One half of the double garage will be a workout room for residents; the other half will be tool storage.
One half of the double garage will be a workout room for residents; the other half will be tool storage.
The downstairs - this is the new wall dividing the two homes (living area).
The downstairs – this is the new wall dividing the two homes (living area).
View of the new stairs leading up to the 2nd duplex.
View of the new stairs leading up to the 2nd duplex.
This is the new hotel suite area (it was the MRF office). The door currently leads to nowhere, but stairs will be added to the outside. Joe is standing basically where the bathroom will be.
This is the new hotel suite area (it was the MRF office). The door currently leads to nowhere, but stairs will be added to the outside. Joe is standing basically where the bathroom will be.
The old downstairs bathroom that is now completely gone. This will be the new kitchen in the 2nd duplex. It is almost completely ready for the kitchen thanks to the work team this Saturday.
The old downstairs bathroom that is now completely gone. This will be the new kitchen in the 2nd duplex. It is almost completely ready for the kitchen thanks to the work team this Saturday.

On the home front – I work with E Tuesday-Friday on school. We have worked our way up to the letter “I” and she can write and identify through the number 8, but can count higher than that. She’s a great student and asks frequently when she will go on Mr. Don’s bus to school. Here’s a picture of some of the review work we did last week:

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I am just about 26 weeks pregnant. Keep praying for me as this pregnancy has been especially difficult. The baby is fine, though, so there’s nothing to worry about!

Have a good week!

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Brian & Lisa

We are missionaries with Bible Centered Ministries International, living and serving in NEPA.

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