Before we move into our "Little House in the Hood", a lot of work has to be done. For years, our sweet little home was an abandoned crack house. Now it is being lovingly restored so it can be used to bring love and light into the historic Farish Street neighborhood in Jackson.
Amy Lancaster, one of the ministry founders, has written up a list of all the things that must be done to the "Power House" before it is live-able:
1.Patch kitchen ceiling and patch beadboard in kitchen
2.Trim out around windows – wood
3.Support underneath kitchen floor and back entry floor
4.Trim out two closets in bedrooms
5.Replace 2 aluminum windows with wood windows
6.Replace broken glass in windows that need replacing
7.Replace front doors
8.Paint/white wash den
9.Reinforce attic and floor attic to use for storage
10.Install furnace in attice
12.Refinish two bathtubs
13.Install front porch lights – outside
14.Install back porch lights – outside
15.Vent bathroom exhaust fans
17.Sheetrock three bedrooms, plus 2 baths, plus 2 back entryways after passing plumbing inspection
18.The kitchen needs a fridge, dishwasher, washer and dryer, kitchen sink, electric stove, mounted microwave – white appliances
If you can help with any of these things, please let me know right away. Long after we've moved to Swaziland, this house will continue to house other missionaries as they share the Good News of Jesus with their neighbors and those God sends their way.
Besides our house, there are other houses that need the same kind of work. So if you're someone who enjoys this sort of thing or you're part of a group looking for a ministry project, there is plenty of work to go around!
If you want to contact Amy or David Lancaster directly, their email address is: alancaster "at" wewillgo "dot" org
We also still need help with our present house. We are in the throes of cleaning, decluttering, packing, and doing whatever else is needed including yardwork and minor repairs. If you'd like to pitch in and help, we'd be forever grateful. I'll be honest. I'm freaking out a bit right now.
Y'all please pray for me. I'm feeling so overwhelmed about all that has to be done to get this house sold and packed up and ready for us to move to what God is calling us to do.
I know, know, know with my head and my faith that He wouldn't call us to live at WE WILL GO and then move to Africa if He wasn't going to bring us a buyer and help all this get done, but my flesh is just overly overwhelmed right now.
Anyway, time for me to take a big breath, pray, finish this post, pray some more, and then head back to the piles that are screeching my name.
Thanks in advance and bless you all!