Job well done

Mark woke up at 3am to come spray primer. Thanks to him, Jenny, Mark P and Daniel, we are all ready for paint on the walls!

The family has officially been banned from entering the home, as usual at this stage of the build. We want the final touches to be seen for the first time when they walk through at the dedication. We are getting so close!


Back at camp!

Here’s another live video from Iowa! Click the link below to hear from a couple volunteers working hard back at camp.

Live back at camp!

Sunday Praise

Today we worshiped at Trinity Christian Church in rural Leon, Iowa. It’s the home church of several of our Iowa OFOP volunteers, including Tyson, who gave the communion dedication at the service.

As Roy and I sat in the truck in the church parking lot after the service, we had a time of discussion and prayer about the funds needed in the next six days. As we concluded our prayer, we realized that all around us were hills topped with cattle. The reminder didn’t fall on blind eyes, as he and I frequently quote Psalm 50:10, regarding our Father owning the cattle on a thousand hills. It gave us both a sense of peace that, as always, our Father has it covered. He had it covered long before today, even long before this ministry existed. He knew who would distribute His shares to complete the act of love He is showing this family. He knew the story would be told about how He met the need. While we do not know who holds these funds as of today, He is, and will continue to work on those who are temporary custodians of the funds. Thank you, Lord in advance of this miracle.

Have a great day of rest, brothers and sisters.


The last 24 hours, along with the next 48 have and will be spent drywalling. Yesterday and today we hung it, and the next two days we’ll mud the seams and screw holes. It’s a tedious and exhausting process, but these volunteers are up for the challenge. We have about 20 volunteers on the sight today, and expect about the same tomorrow. Our numbers always dwindle from the busy start of the build, as volunteers head back to their families and careers. What makes OFOP unique is that there are no salaries or staff. It’s just Gods people giving up their time to serve a family in need. It’s always so inspiring to see it all happen. God is good, and we are truly blessed.

A Good Friday

It was a great day at the build. The siding is finished and about half of the drywall is hung. We’ll finish hanging and start mudding tomorrow. We’re losing a few volunteers for the weekend but a few new faces will arrive tomorrow to pick up the slack. Thanks for all the prayer!