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Weekly Reports

Paradise, CA – Feb. 26 – Mar. 4, 2023

After saying goodbye to our CBC team, we welcomed seven new Church of the Brethren volunteers from CA and ID.  Anna & Ivan Martin from PA continued as our cooks; Harlan Newswanger and Keith Sensenig from OH, as our crew leaders; Mary-Ann &...

Bastrop, TX – Feb. 26 – Mar. 4, 2023

The Stories We Can Tell  John Sebastian was born in 1944, one of the “Boomer” generation.  He grew up in New York City, listening to the music of Burl Ives, Woodie Gutherie, Mississippi John Hurt and Lightnin’ Hopkins. In the early 1960’s...

Welsh, LA – RV – Feb. 26 – Mar. 4, 2023

It was another great week in Louisiana!  It did not rain all week!  This week we installed flooring, painted and installed door trim at Veronica’s.  At Jacob’s we installed ceiling fans and lights, touched up the paint on the inside...

Dawson Springs, KY – Feb. 26 – Mar. 4, 2023

Sunday evening found us with 15 new volunteers from Ohio, all of whom are either from the home congregation of Mike and Linda or their surrounding community.  It’s so good to see these familiar faces, which includes our son, daughter-in-law and...

McAllen, TX – RV – Feb. 26 – Mar. 4, 2023

We had a very productive week down here in HOT southern Texas! First of all, because the temperatures were in the 90’s we had the AC Company come out and install the air conditioner units (mini-splits) in #15 Citation Dr., the house we finished...

Eastern KY – Feb. 26 – Mar. 4, 2023

A group of twelve volunteers came from eastern Ohio this week. Spike Weaver organized the group. Spike is also known for designing and building the drawers in the MDS tool trailers. Work was completed at the Paul Weaver home with a home dedication on...

Crisfield, MD – Feb. 26 – Mar. 4, 2023

Crisfield MDS welcomed 7 women from Wisconsin and a group from Byerland Mennonite Church in Pa. It was a week characterized by much laughter and joy.   Monday morning the drywall at the Sterling house was completed and by the end of the week, it...

Southwest Florida – Feb. 26 – Mar. 4, 2023

The Southwest Florida site welcomed 13 volunteers to Arcadia this week; grandparents from Carthage, NY, brought 5 of their teenaged grandchildren to serve with them, and a group of 6 young men joined us from Ephrata, PA.  What good workers they all...

Bastrop, TX – Feb. 19-25, 2023

Why Walk When You Can Fly  Mary Chapin Carpenter was born in Princeton, New Jersey in the late 1950’s.  Her father was an executive with Life Magazine, while her mom was a folk singer and guitarist, from whom Mary learned to play guitar and...

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