Richard and I spent Saturday morning volunteering for a Habitat for Humanity project. What a cool experience. It's something we've always talked about doing, but never really had the opportunity, so when our church got involved with a build we signed up!
We didn't know what to expect, just jumped in with both feet. We left early Saturday morning and got almost to the site when the rain let loose, but the work goes on rain or shine. The houses, two actually across the street from one another, were in downtown Indy, and not a very nice part. We were part of Thrivent Lutheran's build group and there were a few other churches working as well.
I worked on house wrap, and Richard helped with supports for one of the porches. It's pretty amazing, how complete strangers come together for a common cause, and despite that many people stepping on, and over each other, stuff gets accomplished. By the time our morning shift was done, both houses were completely wrapped and almost all of the doors and windows were in. One of the homeowners was helping my little group with house wrap, as they're required to put in so many hours of work on their own houses. She was pretty quiet so we didn't get to hear much of her story, but she seemed overwhelmed with gratitude over the whole process. And it made me appreciate what I have a little bit more too:)
It was a wet and tiring day, but very rewarding, and we definitely plan to do it again when church gets in on a project closer to home.