Yesterday we had a group of 50 volunteers from all over the United States working together to clear out a church in Joplin. It was great. We had to take out everything that was of value within the church and salvage anything that could be used again. We saved pieces of metal, several doors, and other items of interest, per request of the pastor. The roof had been partially torn off so the damage was immense. Tomorrow a crane will come and begin to demolish the structure, leaving a vacant lot and some memories behind.
There are a lot of things going on, not just at the church but all around Joplin. I think other churches that are still standing are hosting volunteers for the relief efforts. Yesterday a few more people came to the church I am staying at. They plan to be working for a week as well. So every day new hope arrives with the intention of being spread about the area.
In my quarters in the church there are 10 guys. Everyone snores in the night, myself included, so it’s well, interesting in the evening. It is great being surrounded by and spending time with so many different people from different walks of life. When we have a little free time, we spend it talking and getting to know one another.
All I can really say is what I’ve been saying. It is great to be here and I continue to feel immensely humbled and privileged at the same time.
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