Tuesday, January 09, 2007

What's Up in P-Town?

Snow has finally come to southern Ontario but, so far, not nearly in the quantity forecast. Hey, Tom D: sorry 'bout Colorado! And WE'RE "the frozen north...."

Things are ticking along in Pearlington and Laurie Spaschak of the Pearlington Recovery Center sends this:

"There is a lot of excitement in the air here, the New Year is off to an amazing start, spirits are high and funds and materials are finally within reach. We had meetings today at the Long Term Recovery Committee Construction Committee in the morning and Unmet Needs Roundtable following The Hurricane Relief Funds are in the bank, and ready to be used.

There was an amazing sense of teamwork today at these meetings, all present were willing to share volunteer labor and resources to get the job done.

Our cook is on a couple weeks vacation, but planning to come back. Bob Paschall (my assistant) went home for health reasons but will return shortly, as far as we know right now, Joel Adams did a fabulous job of holding down the fort while I was gone.

Also, I saw Jackie Acker today and it was really good to see her after such a long time. She has to find a new piece of property to build on, as there is an ownership issue with the location where her trailer is. She will be checking on a piece of school land tomorrow and promised to get back to me with the results.

It is cold here tonight, but we have two groups of seven here, Pastor Phil from Ohio (Lucas Foursquare) and his team and Larry Schmaltz's team who is working with Doug Pennington. The Save The Children Group is coming in Friday - they have a group of firefighters who will be building the new playground at the new Community Center site next week, beginning with a barbeque and ending with another barbeque and inauguration when they leave."

I have added a new link to the blog - check out Gara Gillentine’s work here:

Have a great week and keep Pearlington in your prayers, please!


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