Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Travel Day 1 and 2 Christian Appalachian Project Alternative Spring Break






Arriving at Nazareth Farm in West Virginia and sleeping over at the farm!  We at dinner at an amazing burrito place called the Black Bear.  They had an amazing bluegrass band that was playing and we got to meet up with our friends Becky and Tim from last years ASB from West Virginia University!  The next day we woke up and drove the rest of the way to Kentucky!  We arrived in Flatgap Kentucky at about 3 and saw our living quarters.....it consisted of bunks wood walls and a tiny little "heater".  It came with spiders and a crack under the door about an inch and a half all the way across.  Yes it scared the crap out of me but at least I had a place to sleep that was somewhat warm.  Also we got our home assignments and I was assigned to Sheila!  I was so excited to meet her! 

Homeowner Story #2 from Kentucky CAP

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This is the Homeowner my group was paired with. This is Sheila! She is an amazing woman. You will hear how thankful she is for CAP! I had so much fun getting to know her through out the week. Every time we were tired of working we were encouraged to go into the house and talk with Sheila and her family. She had a lot to talk about let me tell you! She was so happy to have us all there and to have new windows and doors will save her a lot of money in the winter with heating. We also built her a porch which she is so excited about because she is light sensitive and hates going outside so this porch makes going outside enjoyable! Hear what she has to say!

Everyone always says that there’s somethin about angels among us …. well I’ve been among angels for two weeks now and it’s a great feelin
And I’ve told I dunno if it was this group or last group and what’s the big trend when you turn the TV on anybody knows spring break that show’s on tv
Myrtle Beach! Daytona Beach! PARTIES! But wheres the real people??? RIGHT HERE IN THIS ROOM!!

This is all the real people these kids I love em and I love them all
And some day GOD will accept you in his home because of what you’ve done

And it’s ok to go to the beach :)
Theres Things to do at the beach go swimming.... and watch for sharks!

My group I love em I’ve loved everyone of them I’m not real talkative
My grandson takes the show at lunch, the happy feet thing that’s my grandson
So runnin after hims a full time job but a he loves everyone of em
Grant youda made his week by drawin cartoons for him
And a just I can’t wait till next week I cant wait till next....

OH I got new windows I love my windows and I have a front porch now!
And I have I’m light sensitive I’m doin great tonight for some reason though
And I can’t get outside with out sunglasses so I’m getting a new porch
Anyway kids I love you Everyone of you

My Trip to Kentucky Homeowner Story VERY TOUCHING

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I hope you get a chance to listen to this video and read along. This filming was from the last day of the students working on the homeowners work site. I came in half way through but the woman was saying that she didn't know what she was going to do and then she heard of the Christian Appalachian Project (CAP)! CAP helps people with a low income repair their homes. They do all of the work for free and charge a small amount for supplies. She spoke about the process and where she comes in she says "But I got it" that means she was approved by CAP to have the home repair. What a touching story listen!

But I got it and it needed work on only one income ______
If it wasn’t for last week and this week I don’t know what I woulda done
Because in the winter I had to put plastic on every winda and my back door
I heat with gas and It’s hard on me
But now I won’t be able to put plastic around none a my windas or my back door no more
thanks for this program and the workers from last week and this week
They was good
Thank you

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