We had a nice breakfast (pancakes, sausage, juice, coffee) and then listened to a sermon by one of our favorites, Pastor Lon Solomon of Mclean Bible Church. The great thing about the internet is that we can always hear one we missed if our internet connection is not able to handle streaming the broadcast.
Next, we got ready and packed up for a short trip to Galveston Island and our stay at our next volunteering site.Island Community Church is right on Galveston Island where we will be for the next 10 days.
We will be joining seven other NOMADS couple on a Disaster Relief project. The United Methodist Church (UMC) has a large network of volunteers. This will be our first effort with the Disaster Relief group and we will be participating as 'drop ins' for this Revolving Team Project (RTP). More information is on their website: http://www.nomadsumc.org/disaster_projects.htmWe arrived at our site about 3:00 and got to meet a few of the team members. The rain has been falling for the last week but our site seems to be stable enough. They plan to put down some crushed gravel in the campground which will make it more sturdy.
The campground was built by volunteers and has full hookups which are free of charge to volunteers. This will help our budget. We allotted $25/night for campsites but have averaged about $12.73 per night since we started full-timing in May.
Later we assembled to have a team meeting and learn about the week ahead. Our leader is very experienced in Disaster Relief and is the Chair for the UMC Disaster Relief committee.
Before we adjourned for dessert and a bit of social time, we posed for a team photo.We look forward to working with this group and will be reporting our daily activities.
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