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Weekly Reports

Jennings, LA – June 26-July 2

“Small, but mighty” might describe the group from Newton, KS, Faith Mennonite Church SYP.  The group of five had a variety of work experiences and learned new skills.  One of the youths loved being able to cut flooring and install it.  They...

Jennings, LA – June 19-25

This week’s group wasn’t in Kansas anymore, but they were glad to be in Jennings with MDS.  A multigenerational group of eight joined us.  A surprise bonus was discovering that three of the volunteers in Jennings represented three generations...

Jennings, LA – June 12-18

Since our other head cook left we have been joined by another is picking up that task.  The meals this week were rated “delicious”. This past week workers struggled with the heat and humidity of southern LA.  Those from PA took a day or two to...

Jennings, LA – June 5-11, 2022

Our mornings began with a one-minute neck massage, and the week ended with a ten-minute massage for willing participants.  That’s the benefit of having a licensed massage therapist on the work crew. This week we experienced the miracles of “lost...

Jennings, LA – May 22-28, 2022

We are grateful for the two weekly volunteers, Peter Erb and Louisa Pirozzi-Erb, from Dundee, Ohio, who arrived Sunday, May 22. We enjoyed working with them; they added spice to our group! Saturday, May 27, Leo and Mim Martin returned to Pennsylvania...

Jennings, LA – Feb 14-18, 2022

This week we have six young ladies from Indiana, and ten men and women from the finger lakes area of New York. They are an especially lively bunch, enjoying no end of teasing and bantering. We get in on it at supper when the crew leaders pick someone...

Jennings, LA – Feb 7-11, 2022

This week we have six young men from near Reading, PA, and six (mostly) older men from Virginia/Maryland area. So it’s a good mix of old artisans teaching young farmers new skills. We had a momentary pause on Indira Francis’ house, waiting for...

Jennings, LA – Jan 31-Feb 4, 2022

This week we have a lively group of six young girls from central Wisconsin. They brought two older couples with them, who have fun right along with them, as well as with the rest of us. Dave and Marian Mininger and Pauline Yoder also arrived over the...

Jennings, LA – Jan 17-21, 2022

This week we have a lively group of young couples from near Williamsport, PA. They are all related except the driver and his wife, so they have a lot of fun together, as well as with the rest of us. Jess Rempel and Clayton Reesor are still here as...

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