Exciting News!

Hey all!

Exciting things are happening here in Baraboo, WI as details are being finalized and team training is going swimmingly. I’m Michael, here to give you an inside scoop on the goings on.

The locations and general work outline for weeks 1 – 3 have been finalized (Hooray!):
Week 1 — Madison, WI — General home repair on one house
Week 2 — Durward’s Glen (near Baraboo, WI) — Trail repair and other flood damage repair
Week 3 — Mt. Horeb, WI — Food pantry and free-meal serving, general home repair

Team training is off to a great start. We are currently in Baraboo, finalizing talks, schedules, and finding some time for fun as well. Two of the more noteworthy events:

  • Gina blew us all away with her mad Bananagrams skillz, a word game where everyone races to be the first to use up all the their tiles to form a crossword-like grid. Our current hypothesis is that Gina has 2 left-brains. Even though it was our first time, Jeff and I did nobly well. Lindsay, a veritable word-smithing professional however, was crushed by the defeat. That is, until she was finally able to pull off a victory.
  • Last night we all wrote a bunch of questions over beach balls and tossed them to one another, learning an interesting fact or tidbit about each team member. When asked to create an entirely new school subject, Jeff came up with Wonderology–an awe-inspiring, upsidedown and insideout, Chestertonesque style class. If she had to be an astronaut or a firefighter, Gina would choose the former… even though Apollo 13 freaks her out a bit. Lindsay wishes that the moon would be made out cranberry-Chipotle-cheddar cheese. And I… well I wouldn’t mind living in Italy.

We are so grateful for your prayers. Please continue to pray for us (especially for our safe traveling as we visit work sites) and everyone that will be attending.

And please drop us an email if you have any questions!

God Bless!
Love Begins Here Team

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