Early Saturday, April 23, Paul George, Jerry Knorr, Jim Lawrence, Russ Line, Eric Oldenburg, Doug Scott, Duane Snyder, and Aura Whittaker left for a one-day adult mission trip to the Hocking Hills area and Camp Otterbein, one of the UMC’s camps.
After sufficient coffee and doughnuts, the group met with Scott Seese, the Camp Director, to review the
project details. We worked two different projects.
One group worked on the front porch of the dining hall. They worked on sanding and painting boards to be used to rebuild the tower in the lake. They also cut out the boards to be used as stringers for the steps on the tower.
The second group worked on the tower by lowering the framing for the first upper deck. Before they could do this, they had to clear trees that had fallen down on the trail to the lake so they could get back to the tower.
Early Saturday, May 14, Paul George, Jerry Knorr, Jim Lawrence, Russ Line, Pastor Dom, Doug Scott, Pastor Lou, and Duane Snyder left for another one-day adult mission trip to Camp Otterbein.
Our group worked on loading up boards to be used in the reconstruction of the tower into the truck so they could be driven to the lake. We also made a couple of trips to haul all the tools, including a generator to run the saw and other power tools. One group worked on cutting boards to the various lengths that were needed in the construction. Another group worked on installing the stringers to be used for the stairs up to the first upper deck. The third group installed joist hangers and then the joists on the first upper deck. After that they starter laying down the floor. We were interrupted for a short while by rain. When we left, we had the first five steps completed and more than one half of the deck.
Early Tuesday, May 17, Paul George, Jim Lawrence, Russ Line, and Duane Snyder left for another one-day adult mission trip to Camp Otterbein.
Our group worked on completing the stairs up to the first upper deck and finished putting down the rest of the floor boards on that deck. We removed some of the old framing for the top deck so that it could be reframed. We also built a stairway that goes part of the way up to the top deck. This stairway goes up to a small platform that will be used to support a smaller stairway that will go up the rest of the way to the top deck.
A nice lunch was provided each day by the camp for our group.
If you are interested in joining us on our next adult mission trip, please let us know in the church office!