Chester Team Photos

  • Week One

    Team One came from Fairbury, Columbus, Princeville, Bradford, Forrest, Tremont, Detroit, Mediapolis, Eureka, Washington, Burlington and Congerville.

    Team one leaves Fairbury bringing the remainder of the 22 vehicle and 12 trailer fleet.

    Welcoming committee.. great joy to see them all pull in safely.

    Ms.Cynthia home was taken down, lot surveyed and digging began. Quite a surprise to uncover & remove huge boulders before the footings could be poured.

    Team work!

    Ms Joyce had bought her own insulation to keep the cold air out of her sinking foundation. The sinking floor created refrigerator problems. Her house was taken down and digging will begin.

    4 new roofs were completed. New front and rear entries were constructed.

    Ms. Sandra had prayed for 3 years for help. When so much good happened in 3 weeks she was overwhelmed and asking God how she could pay it forward. 

    Thankful that this first team had a team member surrender his heart to the Lord.

    Painting doors and trim back at camp.

    Mr. Robert was heating his home with the oven.  His roof was repaired and a heating sytem installed.  South Carolina homeowners are not prepared for the record breaking low temperatures, especially for 11 days in a row. 

    Ms. Peggy loved visiting with the team during lunch and joined us for Wednesday church services.

    The kitchen staff shared afternoon treats for the individual job sites.

    A major remodel job was started in Columbia. Nasty crawl space work.

    Ms. Lou Alice requested the team to sing Nothing but the Blood.

    Ms. Lou Alice is so appreciative of her home being restored after a 2-year long wait of not being able to live there after the flood.

    Team one enjoyed eating lunch with Ms. Cynthia.  This home they helped remodel in 2017.

    Janie & Barb heading out to do the purchasing for new homes.

    Sharing after supper is always filled with laughter and good stories of everyone’s encounters from the day.

  • Set up Week

    23 people have felt led by God to commit to 3 months of serving in Chester, South Carolina.

    Ray & Glad Slagel, Fairbury; Phil & Janie Price, Milford; Ron Farney, Bloomington; Stan & Genny Isch, Bluffton; Tim & Barb Slagel, Washington; Charlie & Paula Knapp, Bloomington; Marilyn Baumgartner, Bluffton; Ed Beard, Sardis; Stan & Margie Schick, Princeville; Cloyce & Carol Gress, Detroit; Emily Hartter, Washington; Mindy Bradle, Roanoke; Jared Knapp, Forrest; Trent Koch, Tremont; Barry & Joyce Kloter, Goodfield.


    After questions and many prayers, we are assured this is the place God wants us to be. Plenty of work and people in need.

    Unpacking the loaded kitchen trailer. So blessed with Midwest Food Bank food donations.

    The massive job board is assembled and ready to keep the many jobs organized.

    Sometimes ladders aren’t necessary.

    Assembling Blessing Bags to again bless the people we come in contact with.

    The vehicle keyboard is ready and our theme this year is LED BY HIS HAND.

    New this year are HarvestCall Tshirts available for purchase.

    The in-house job board is ready to go. There will be more Sharing the Gospel studies during devotion time.

    Fried Bologna sandwich is a South Carolina tradition- a must try.

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