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Weekly Reports

Jennings, LA – Oct. 1 – Dec. 17

The fall season has been busy and productive in Jennings. In October a new home dedication attracted about 80 people to help Shirley Zeno, the new home owner and the current MDS volunteers, celebrate the accomplishment. It is the only new home built...

Paradise, CA – Dec. 4-10, 2022

Our “lively group” of volunteers arrived Sun. evening, included the Stutzman brothers (2 from OH, 1 from AL) as well as an additional 9 from Ohio.  The continuing team of 6 long termers (1 BC, 2 MB, 1 VA, 2 KS) brought our grand total of...

Welsh, LA – RV – Dec. 4-10, 2022

This week in Welsh was full of a lot of ups and downs!!!!  On Monday and Tuesday , we finished the floor in the utility room, set and cleaned the toilet, ran the water lines under the house and installed new plumbing under the house.  We painted...

Welsh, LA – RV – Nov. 27-Dec. 3, 2022

It has been another busy and productive week here is SW Louisiana!  We started our Monday with a heart tug…..we had a dog show up in our campground and were immediately all in love with him.  There were many thoughts about taking him home. ...

Paradise, CA – Nov. 27-Dec. 3, 2022

Our long-term team of volunteers was completed this week with the arrival of Crew Leader, Robert Prinse, Chilliwack, BC, who joined Crew Leader, David King, Broadway, VA, our Head and Assistant Cooks, Carol and Thomas Wieler, Steinbach, MB, as well...

McAllen, TX – Nov. 27-Dec. 3, 2022

We had a group of 14 weekly volunteers from VA and NY along with two longer term volunteers from VA and Germany. On the del Angel house we built the decks, installed the doors, siding and got it completely painted. The Rodríguez house the deck was...

Eastern Kentucky – Nov. 27-Dec. 3, 2022

The end of Thanksgiving break brought in a new group of long-term volunteers.  Everyone except for the project director was new.  It was challenging for them without their outgoing counterparts to transition them.  Our new leaders came from OH and...

McAllen, TX – Nov. 20-26, 2022

We were a very small group again this week which consisted of only long-term leaders and one long term volunteer.  We finished the trusts, got them and the sheeting on, so the Casas house is covered.  Did rough in plumbing, thanks to a local...

Eastern Kentucky – Nov. 20-26, 2022

A group of fourteen Old Order Amish from Indiana arrived at Bethel Camp early Monday afternoon. They came to our rescue, on rather short notice, after the group previously scheduled was unable to come. After a quick lunch, the Indiana group was ready...

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