Extreme Build - Daily Post #4

Sheeting the Roof & a Puppy Adoption Story!

Kentucky Baptist Fellowship Family,

The last day of Extreme Pre-Build showed volunteers on track to sheet the roof, finish the support beams on the front porch, and run the electricity. Window frames were cut from the siding and the door plates were removed to make the doorways flush with the floor. Lots of projects have to be completed to make sure the house frame is ready for inspection early next week, as well as to be prepared for the labor of dozens of volunteers from KBF partner churches across the state pouring in tomorrow (Sunday) night for the official beginning of Extreme Build.

Nurse Bob (Edinger from First Baptist, Middlesboro) is happy to report that we have no serious injuries after Pre-Build and has only had to provide a few band aids for emergency services!

Kimberly Stephens, the home recipient, and her sister Tabitha stopped by the build site today after attending their nephew's high school graduation. They are proud, as he is planning to continue studies at Eastern Kentucky University (Go Colonels!) in preparation for law school. Kim and Tabitha were amazed at the progress, clapping their hands together and squealing in delight as I gave them a tour of the house-in-progress and highlighted the craftsmanship of our outstanding team.

More great news: David Buckner found a permanent home for our former stray pup and Extreme Build mascot whom he had cared for and called "Daisy". Carol McCormack Arentz, Office Manager for local Extreme Build partner Southern Tier Housing Corporation, had seen the pup earlier in the week and was quite taken with her. She returned today to adopt her, and declared she was renaming her "Extreme" in honor of our build! Calling her "X" for short, she excitedly cuddled her and talked about her plans to care for her. It was hard for us to say goodbye to our furry friend, but we were glad she found her forever home!

It's great to have several happy stories to share as we wave goodbye to some of our Pre-Build crew who head home today. They've done an amazing job and we will miss them on site next week!

Blessings from McCreary County,

Laura Barclay
KBF Communications, Networking & Interim Missions Associate