On Saturday, Match 10th after a few months of planning, fundraising and emailing, Faithworks Kentucky Team 2018 left Cornerstone Church in the early morning hours. Our Team of 21 made quick time crossing the border and entered the states for our 12 hour trip to Harlan Kentucky. We were blessed with good weather and safety on the roads and arrived at SWAP around 7pm. We were greeted by the coordinators, Pete & Stephanie and after settling in attended an orientation evening.
On Sunday we were able to worship with Harlan Baptist church and were spiritually fed with wonderful praises and a fantastic sermon. We visited a waterfall and saw wild horses that afternoon and had a great time getting to know each other better and bonding as a team.
On Monday morning we set off to work. We had 3 different jobsites were we painted, installed a deck and roof, demolished walls and ceilings and were able to interact with many different individuals from the community.
On Wednesday we once again had the opportunity to help out around SWAP and then enjoy the afternoon off! We visited the Coal Mine in Lynch and then ate dinner and enjoyed the sunset at Kingdom Come Park.
Thursday and Friday were normal work days and we were pleased to see the work we were able to complete as the week went on.
We returned home of Saturday, a little bit more tired than we had arrived, but with hearts full of memories of the week. We thank our Heavenly Father for his continuous guidance throughout the week and for blessing us with opportunities like this.