This was our last week at Texas Baptist Encampment. The guys finished digging trenches, laying conduit and mounting outdoor light fixtures. Then they moved on to installing several switched outlets in the Tabernacle. Some of the men installed dehumidifiers in several dorm buildings and continued replacing lights with LEDs. They fixed a few toilets and did several other minor repair jobs
The women applied sealer to more outdoor benches. They also cleaned out a dorm building that had been used as a woodshop during the winter and was filled with sawdust. A little touch up painting was done, corner guards were installed in Thibodeaux, and the storage room and behind the stage in the Tabernacle were emptied out and swept. They removed duct tape and its sticky residue from the stage floor and from electrical cords, organized the paint room shelves and sorted the old light bulbs and ballasts that the guys had replaced.
We had a last social gathering Wednesday night. We played two games of Molkky. After a lot of back and forth scoring, the guys won that game. During the second game nobody was doing well and we finally decided that the first person to hit any peg was the winner! The evening ended with a trip to the Dairy Queen drive through. Since indoor seating was closed due to the coronavirus, we had a tailgate ice cream party!
After our last morning of work Thursday, we were treated to a delicious seafood dinner in the dining hall prepared by the camp director and his staff of four young men. We got packed up and ready to go in the afternoon, filled up the truck with gas, checked for bread at the grocery store, met with the camp director and did our paperwork for headquarters. We had a final ‘circle-up’ with our team for prayer and good-byes after supper. Once again, we will miss this crew and hope to work with them again somewhere down the road. We left early in the morning Friday and drove 12 hours, 600 miles and half-way home. Since most campgrounds are closed due to covid-19, we stayed overnight in a Walmart parking lot in Kingfisher, Oklahoma. We were awake early in the morning on Saturday so got on the road before 3:30 a.m. Another 600 miles brought us home. It is great to be home even if we have to self-quarantine for two weeks! God is good!