We enjoyed a build day in Sharon, Pennsylvania. The build day is our opportunity to work with the local Fuller Center covenant partner on projects to help low income families in the area. There were two projects waiting for our group when we arrived.
Project #1 was building a shed for a community member that was the recipient of a new house a few years ago. The shed will give her a place to store her lawn mower and other yard tools. The group that worked on the shed was 95% complete when they ran out of time. The local volunteers will finish the project.
Project #2 was installing a new door and taking an inventory of the Fuller Center warehouse. They were major projects but with the dedication of all involved both tasks were accomplished.
I look forward to the build days. It is an opportunity to give back to the local community that has so richly blessed us with a place to stay and meals to feed. In addition, it is a way I can use the talents that God gave me to give a family a hand up with a needed project.
More so, it is the opportunity to get to know another family in a more personal way and to let them know that what is being done for them is an expression of gratitude for what Jesus has done for me.
Recently I was asked what is the hardest part of this trip and I was stumped for an answer. Now I know: it is seeing all of the work that could be done, but not having the time to accomplish it.