Mission Trip

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Project by docholladay posted 06-12-2010 03:06 AM 2146 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Not exactly a woodworking project. I spent a week of my vacation time on a mission trip helping with construction of a new church building in the small town of Akron, AL. I did everything from rough framing to electrical rough in. I even learned how to bend and fit electrical conduit. This is the third year that I have participated in a trip like this. As you can see, we did not complete the entire building in just one week, but we were able to get a lot of work done. When we started monday morning, there was nothing but a concrete slab. The first picture is end of day one, second is end of day two and third is end of day 3 and finally, forth is end of day four. Unfortunately, I did not take any pics at the end of day five.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#1 posted 06-12-2010 03:09 AM

Sounds like a good start. I’m sure all your help was greatly appreciated.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 06-12-2010 03:11 AM

Wonderful! Nothing like helping out for a good cause, and for God! Thanks for sharing!

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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#3 posted 06-12-2010 03:37 AM

Those are the trips that I look back on with great joy, and pride in what a handfull of like minded people can accomplish with their combined God given talents.

For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.
John 3:17

-- bigfish "I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it." Vincent Van Gogh

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#4 posted 06-12-2010 03:54 AM

Awsome project Doc! It feels good to get out there and give back to the community, thanks for sharing your project with us and your week with them!

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#5 posted 06-12-2010 04:31 AM

Man, know this that your labor was not in vain in the Lord!
1 Cor. 15:58 (emphasis added:))
Great job.

-- Randon Riegsecker,

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#6 posted 06-12-2010 04:54 AM

Great work! I vividly remember and fondly reminisce on work camp trips with my church youth group. Thanks for the memories. BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#7 posted 06-12-2010 06:29 AM

A great rewarding project. God Bless to all the people who help on this project. Wonderful thing you guys did.


-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#8 posted 06-12-2010 06:39 AM

Nice Job!!!! Thanks for sharing.

-- Luke 23: 42-43

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#9 posted 06-12-2010 11:55 AM

Great Great work.

-- Tim - I usally measure twice after I cut......then I know for sure that I cut it short.....

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#10 posted 06-12-2010 01:15 PM

well done good and faithful servant

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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#11 posted 06-12-2010 01:26 PM

The church I belong to was built by a similar organization about 10 years ago. Your efforts will touch untold numbers of people.

-- Joe

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#12 posted 06-12-2010 04:17 PM

That’s a great thing you did. May God bless you and yours.

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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#13 posted 06-12-2010 05:55 PM

I’m sure many will appreciate your service for a long time.

Thanks for sharing. It’s always inspiring to see what others are doing.


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#14 posted 03-10-2011 12:17 PM

that’s really a wonderful thing to do, helping like this is what the lords loves to see….i served a mission for my church for 2 years in two years….loved being able to help..and teach the gospel…more people should get involved in these…it would make a better world…grizzman

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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