April 16, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
Mission groups frequently run in to situations where they may be lacking a particular tool that may help to complete a job more quickly, or a tool that is absolutely necessary for proper repair or expediency.
So, there I was on trip # 2, and I still had some flexibility issues.
Not having all that we wanted or needed at the roof site had a slightly negative impact on my psyche.
My frustration began with having to pick up three or four groups of shingles at a time and hand cart them to a tarp. My enthusiasm for the job waned as I thought, “A wheelbarrow would have helped move debris faster!"
Waiting for the shingles to be pushed off the roof by others still learning their assignments, made the job slower still.
Knowing that we would have to move the debris again after the dumpster arrived was aggravating.
I began to have doubts that our group would make any sort of real difference in this project.
Finally another, louder voice spoke up in my head saying, “Any help is better than no help, so keep moving shingles, keep working. Make due with what you have for others who have nothing."
Posted by jaselin at April 16, 2008 06:52 AM