PHYSICAL LABOR ISN’T MY STRENGTH.
But I did it over the weekend. On a mission trip to rural Kentucky, some 700 miles yonder from my prairie home.
Two dozen souls from my church community traveled there in four vans. We divided into four teams and tackled separate projects, under the direction of the Appalachia Service Project based in Chavies, Kentucky.
My team of six was tasked with building a wheelchair ramp 36 feet long, for a lady who hadn’t been able to get out of her house for six months.
If you’d like to see what happens when a writer of easy-reading Bible reference books pushes away from the desk and takes on 13 post holes that have to be hand-dug through 16 inches of shale, using a long steel bar to break the rock, the video is below.
Look for the photo of a taped hand. That would be mine.
I’m hoping the ramp lasts longer than the blisters.
Physical labor isn’t my strength. But sometimes a fella has to put his faith to work.