Mission Trip 2011

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Project by docholladay posted 06-17-2011 03:57 PM 1952 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some of you may remember that last year I posted pics from a Mission Trip ( that I participated in where we go somewhere and build a church building for a small rural congregation that probably could not afford to have a building such as this built without voluteer help. Well I do this every year during the second week of June. This is actually my fourth year to do this. This year, we went to a very small rural church in Northeast Georgia near the town of Clarksville, GA. This project was a little smaller than previous years, but it also was a very nice project. The weather cooperated nicely and we were able to get the building competely dried in for them and almost finished the metal roof and siding. We also were able to complete the electrical rough in. It was nice for us, because, as the framing crew, we don’t often get to see a project this close to completion. Also, sincce the project was a bit smaller than usual, we were able to go at a little bit more leisurelly pace than usual. Anyway, here are som pics of the project this year. I know some of you have posted about volunteer work that you do and I encourage any of you who are able to do so. The same group that I work with is going to be building some homes in conjuction with Habitat for Humanity to replace homes that were destroyed during the recent tornados here in Alabama. I’m sure I will be posting pics of those later.


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

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#1 posted 06-17-2011 04:44 PM

Excellent work! I recall all the youth UMYF mission trips we went on when I was growing up. It was a fun and fulfilling time. Keep up the good work.

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

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#2 posted 06-17-2011 05:01 PM

What organization did you go with? I’ve done some building in New Orleans and the gulf coast of Mississippi with Samaritan’s Purse. Hard work, but a blast!

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#3 posted 06-17-2011 05:14 PM

There is a church in my area that has been doing these types of mission trips for 20-30 years. I’m not exactly sure how they are connected to find out about available jobs/projects. This actually is not the church that I attend, but one of my relatives has gotten me connected with the group to go on these trips with them. I am familiar with Samaritan’s Purse. Yes, the work is hard (way harder than I am used to doing on a regular basis), but quite rewarding.



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

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#4 posted 06-17-2011 05:23 PM

hey john great to see you got back and in one piece, i bet your all buff now after all that work…lol…glad to see the project went well and was a bit easier for you…it looks great, for me projects like this are pure fun, i wish i could still do work like that…but folks like you are doing it and thats what matters…good people helping others who need it, thats the kind of world i like… you can get back to your shop…thanks for posting this, and welcome home…grizz

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

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#5 posted 06-17-2011 05:44 PM

Great job God will surely Bless you

-- Proverbs Ch:3 vs 5,6,7 Trust in the lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding but in all your ways aknowledge him and he shall direct your path

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#6 posted 06-17-2011 06:01 PM

Awesome so nice to give back. I love helping those in need! Well done and congrats!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 06-17-2011 07:13 PM

Congrats! God will bless you for sure.

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#8 posted 06-17-2011 11:31 PM

What a wonderful way to utilize your God given talent. Thanks for sharing.

-- Scott in Texas

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#9 posted 06-18-2011 12:25 AM

Doc I reckon this would have been a lot of fun working with a bunch of likeminded folk. Looks like you had quite a team & some useful gear of hand.
Well done, bet you had a very warm happy feeling inside on the trip home :)))

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#10 posted 06-21-2011 01:05 PM

Looks like a nice time on a good case.
I admire people like you.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#11 posted 06-22-2011 03:51 AM

God bless you

-- Gerald, Illinois

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#12 posted 11-15-2011 03:05 AM

That must be satisfing work knowing that you have made a place where people can hear the word of our Lord. You are blessed with every step you take.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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