I can hardly believe this is my last full week here at Write The Vision School. I will definitely be leaving with some wonderful memories and also leaving behind some good friends that I made which is always a bit sad when you leave a place and the people whom you have connected with.
This week has gone really well for the most part. We went to a church to do media work because we have a lot of video editing to do. We take the videos we have edited and render them so we can put them on YouTube and people can watch the sermons.
It takes a long time to do that because there are a lot of videos to do. We only have one computer to render the videos – one that is powerful enough to do it fast. Also we only have one laptop to edit the videos and one person naming and placing the audio files on the hard drive. While we are doing all that we are also burning and making new DVD’s to send out to people. We have a duplicator at the church. That is easy work but it takes quite a bit of time.
After the DVD’s are done we have to put them in sleeves and then we also have to make up the selections people have asked for and then we need to get them ready for shipping. So you see it is quite a process, and it takes all day to get it done. It sure seems that the more we get done the more work there is to do.
Also, this week we have helping out one of the brothers from church. He is putting up a greenhouse and the project has been going on for a year now. He was getting quite discouraged and so we decided to help him out and hopefully encourage him as well.
The soil at his place is really hard. We were trying to dig a hole around the green house which was 4 feet deep and a few feet wide. We thought it would be really easy to do until we actually started to dig and then we quickly realized that this was going to take a lot longer than we expected.
Another church member was there also and he saw what we were doing so he went home to get some tools and when he came back he came with his backhoe. We were all surprised and pleased because that made the job a whole lot easier.
We were unsure if it would work though because we had to dig really close to the greenhouse and we didn’t know if the backhoe could fit in there without damaging the greenhouse.
He gave it a try and was extremely careful doing it, and praise the Lord he was able to do it. That saved us many hours of labor by hand – let me tell you we were so happy. We still helped out though and did what we could by hand.
By the end of the day we were covered from head to toe with dirt, and when we got home it was great to be able to take a shower!
The next time we went back we helped put the fence in the hole. We screwed the fence in and also bent the fence at the bottom a little bit. We put the fence in to try and keep the animals out – hopefully that will do the trick and keep them out because there will be produce growing inside.
It took us two days to get the fence all the way around the greenhouse and the dirt back in place. We also helped to weed inside the green house so that when he is ready to till the ground in there it will be a lot easier. Now the only thing left to do is to put a couple of woodstoves in there and put the plastic on top. The plastic is going to require all of us to help as it will make the job a whole lot easier.
I only have a few days left here and then I’m on my way back home. I have a few other stops to make on my way so there are still adventures ahead of me. I’ll keep you all informed. It is going to be a lot of fun and really exciting. I’m looking forward to see what God has in store for me next!
I know this seems probably boring to you guys, but there isn’t a whole lot of excitement going on lately. It has been a blessing to help others out, we are learning that the more we help out others the more rewarding it is for us. To see the smiles on their faces and to hear about how much it has encouraged them, is all the pay you need.
The Lord knew what He was talking about when He said in Ephesians 4:32
And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you. Praise the Lord for the abilities He has given us so we can use them to bless others. I pray that all of you may continue to be a bright light in the dark world around you, and may you ever be… A Star Witness! 🙂
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So nice you could help others! I can’t wait to see you – soon! 🙂