Past Crumbs

Several months each year we volunteer for the Mobile Missionary Assistance Program (MMAP).
Inside of MMAP Brochure
Click above to download a MMAP brochure PDF complete with pictures.
truck and trailer going away

October, 2011

We spent most of October at Camp David of the Ozarks near Rolla, MO doing a MMAP project.  The camp is mainly for children with one or more parents in prison.  Sponsors provide scholarships and committ to pray for the camper throughout the year.  The majority of the children are from the St Louis area and many have never been out of the city. The camp provides one counselor or every two campers.

Al Keyes and Jim

Jim was coordinator on this project.  The men installed soffits and facia on two buildings, built stalls in the barn, created chandeliers out of PVC  and Mason Jars and painted the outside of a newly constructed building. A left Jim and Al Keyes solve a problem with one of the steps.

Dewey, Rich and Al installing soffits

This office/staff house was built before we arrived and just needed a few finishing touches.  Here Dewey, Rich and Al install soffets and facia.  Later in the project Rich and Al got two sides painted.  The weather and a faulty sprayer prevented them from finishing.

Barb, BJ and Carol
Princess night is the highlight of girls week at camp.   The girls all dress up in formal gowns and are served a formal dinner by the staff.  The MMAP ladies checked ,spot-cleaned or laundered about 300 formals.  In spite of the “dry clean only” labels we washed and dried them on delicate cycle (in a machine without on agitator) and they all came out great.  We also made aprons for the kitchen staff.  At left Barbara, BJ and Carol model their creations. Barb and Carol designed the aprons more or less without a pattern.

 

Charlotte paints a pig

Charlotte Dunaway did a great job of painting several animal cutouts that needed refurbishing.

Carol, Barb, Carolyn and Linda

Bill & Loral Munson from Oklahoma stopped in for a visit.

We also had visitors from the St Louis area.  Ken and Carolyn Foster and Larry and Linda Dixon dropped by.  They came at just the right time.  Without Carolyn and Linda we would never have figured out the camp's sewing machines.

At left Carol fixes the iron while Barb winds a bobbin and Carolyn and Linda figure out how to thread the machine.
Barb and Roland

When we left the project at the end of the month we drove to Perryville, MO, south of St Louis to visit Barb and Roland Lovstad, old friends from Minnesota.  Besides the great food, fun games and interesting conversation we also enjoyed going to the theater in St Louis.  At right are Barb and Roland at the theater.  I suspect they are discussing which one of them was going to tell me to put my camera away.