Sunday, March 04, 2007

Building sheds again, Monday, Feb 26

A very lively crew from Furman University started the first shed.

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Worship, Sunday, Feb 25


Arrival At Lagniappe, Saturday, Feb. 24

Sarah Leslie was there to greet us.


Along the Natchez Trace, our way to Lagniappe

We left Atlanta, crossed Alabama, and went into Northern Mississippi where we got on the Natchez Trace. The Trace is a National Park Senic Highway stretching from Tenn. across the length of Mississippi to Natchez on the Missaissippi River and follows the historic trail.


Tuesday, February 20, 2007


We arrived safely in Atlanta and immediately began the task of repainting and fixing up the master bedroom. It takes awhile to get all the details right. This was a team effort. We had a great time with our 22 month old grandaughter. Now Lois and I are primed for the work ahead in Bay St Louis, MS. The Lord will guide our path and we hope to arrive Saturday, Feb 24.

Sunday, February 18, 2007


Lois an I are on our way back to Lagniappe via Atlanta where our son,s family live. We left PA Feb. 11 th just before the BIG snow hit! We arrived in Atlanta, Tue. without going through snow, but the cold followed, 20 degrees!


Saturday, July 15, 2006

Sheds Through the Fire

The final steps in finishing Sheds of Hope coasters requires them to be place into the flames of a coal fire. The carbon deposited of the aluminum is then partly removed resulting in a patina that makes the design stand out.

The coasters are then wiped with wax to remove some of the carbon.

After the wax is dry the coaster is place in a lathe and polished with steel wool.

This is like what the Lord does to each of as we go through trials. After we get dirty and black, He reaches out, picks us up, and places us in the community to proclaim His glory with our lives. The Sheds of Hope are one way the people of Lagniappe are showing the glory of the Lord.

Monday, July 03, 2006

"Sheds of Hope" Plaque in Production

Production has started! Thirty-four "Sheds of Hope" plaques have been hammered out. This is the first phase of the hammered aluminum process. Each plaque has to be cut out, edged, and colored. Then the plaque is colored to make the lettering and design stand out more. To see where this is being done go to

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Revised Shed Instructions Coming

For the past couple of weeks I have relearned how to use Adobe Photoshop and made revisions to the Shed Kit Instructions. After coping, pasting, drawing, and adding they were faxed to Lagniappe. Look for them soon under Mission Trips on the Lagniappe web site.

Thursday, June 08, 2006

May 26th, Shed Group 2, Sign up for Fun !

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

May 25th, Thursday - More Sheds, Toilets, and History

Monday, June 05, 2006

May 24th, Wednesday, Shed Construction and more supplies

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Dr Tom the Shed Doctor's House "Shed" Call
What an exciting week my wife and I had at the emerging campus of Lagniappe! It was great to see the Lord working through so many eager people. The campus made big steps forward so 150-200 volunteers can be housed there. In the shadow of the large storm damaged metal shed some of the interns (Tom, Kim, Ryn, and Emily) constructed a demonstration "Shed of Hope". Many more sheds will be built before the summer is over! The teams building them will have a great opportunity to meet and share the Lagniappe of Jesus with the families. Pray for this work.