Well, finally Saturday morning came and after a final cleaning, the camp was locked up and we drove to Betty’s house one last time. Unfortunately, upon our arrival, we discovered that the air-conditioner had stopped working during the night. So while several worked on finding the problem, Chris and his family began breakfast as other family, friends, and church members continued to come for the dedication.
Judy Herring, Directorate for Family & Community Development began the dedication with a devotional. I (Joel) offered a blessing for the house and Sister Helen concluded with prayer. Betty then signed the Job Card indicating the project was completed and she was presented with the keys to her new home. While this was all that was planned for the dedication, a relative sang the Lord’s Prayer and a church member offered up another powerful prayer. After this prayer, we were served a brunch which included eggs, sausage, grits and biscuits. We left Betty and Franklin, reflecting on the challenges and joys of the summer and on the goodness of God.
Oh, unfortunately, we were not able to solve the air-conditioner problem. SMHA will be following up on that in time for Betty to move into her new home on September 1!
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Monica, from SMHA, joined us for supper and visited with us about the organization and its relationship with the area and MDS. As a special treat, Carla made whoopee pies for dessert!