Today was another busy day of clean up in Homeland. We decided to postpone day 2 of the rummage sale so we could focus on getting things ready for church tomorrow. That proved to be a good decision. There was A LOT activity on the campus today. We had a work team from 5 different LDS congregations in Hemet/San Jacinto come early and they were prepared to do anything that needed to be done. With shovels and rakes in hand they started by spreading the rock over the west end of the property to cover an area designated for parking. They worked tirelessly to move and smooth out the rock until the Bob Cat tractor arrive. Then the next business was to load the debris the fire fighters removed from the building into the dumpster. It was a messy, dirty job but they completely cleaned up all the mess in front of the church and outside the church.
Special thanks to: Dana, Curt, Jeffrey and Chad Walsh, Phil Medllyn, Annie & Derek Jindra, Ron & Austin Doty, Brandon Douglas, Carmen Araiza, Ann Gray and Jim Medlyn.
A special thanks goes out to CFCOG volunteers for Friday and Saturday: Arron Englehardt, Paul & Andrea Mains, Gary & Mary Ann Gilleon, Ginger Gray, Matthew, Melinda, Marshall & McKinnley Mains, Mike Selvar, Ron Cooper and Susan Tedisco. Big thanks goes to John and Margaret Blain for warming up the food for lunch today and providing drinking water for everyone.
After lunch a donation of a piano and organ from Vickie Root arrived. It was delivered by Terry & TJ Hollis and George Gray. They had rented a U-Haul truck and unloaded it into the Fellowship Hall.
Mike Selvar jumped on the Bob Cat after hosting archery and finished the clean up and completely leveled the rock in the parking lot!! He is amazing.
Mean while, a donation was given by Cross Point Baptist Church in Hemet by Ginger Gray's sister, Karen Webb and Pastor Jack Staybach. They donated a communion table, communion trays, elements and offering plates. Plus a beautiful Bible with a stand.
My new friend Ann Gray donated 3 dozen roses for our Moms for Mother's Day. She and a friend hand wrote "Happy Mother's Day" on each card and tied a beautiful ribbon around each rose. She wanted to bless the Moms in our church.
Melvin and Leona Tarver attended Melvin's sisters memorial on Friday at the Rancho Bernardo Church of God. Pastor Harry Kiehl told Leona he was dedicated to seeing Homeland get back on it's feet again. He is assigning 2 of his Pastors to walk with us until we walk into a new sanctuary. Rancho is a congregation of 1100 people.
Mike met with Pastor Ernie Castaneda, from James 2:17 Church he has offered to provide, BBQ and sell Hot Dogs at our next Rummage sale and donate all the proceeds. He has also volunteered to invite people in our neighborhood community to church and help with Spanish translation.
So Church, we are ready to proceed with services tomorrow morning at 10AM. The tent is up, chairs are set, generators are ready....We are ready to GLORIFY GOD AGAIN IN HOMELAND!