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Summer ROAR Team MATE Report

From Monday, August 01 through Friday, August 05, 2022, eight members and friends of Silver Spring Church worked with MATE (Mission At The Eastward) in Farmington, Maine doing home repairs for two families who needed our assistance. 

Susie Reed was the lone ranger in the kitchen as she prepared breakfast and dinner for the Team.  Everyone pitched in to help out at breakfast and dinner to lighten her load. 

One project was to replace plexiglass inserts in openings in a basement wall with new windows.  This required framing to installation of five 2’ X 3’ fixed window panels with appropriate trim.  The wall was then sheeted and painted on the outside and insulated on the inside.  A new door was built for access from the basement level to the outside.  A platform and steps were built for ease of transition from the exterior to the basement floor level.

The second project was to remove a failing deck from the back of a mobile home and build a new 8’ X 12’ deck with access steps in its place.  In addition, the team secured about 30’ of existing skirting at the back of the home and installed about 30’ of new skirting.  The new skirting material was primed and painted.

The weather was hot, but the Team persevered and finished their assigned projects.  During the week the Team was treated to two picnics during the week, one at a long-time friend’s home and one at the Fairbanks Union Church where we worshiped on Sunday morning.  The picnic at the church allowed time to fellowship with other mission team folks, members of the church and the MATE crew.

The Team is thankful for the prayers and support of the Congregation during our week away.  Take a look at pictures of the work in Maine posted in the Gathering Place.  

Notes prepared by Terry Reed for the Mission Committee.


February 2022 ROAR Trip to Gainesville, FL with Habitat for Humanity.

Before constructionDuring constructionTerry and homeownerFriday afternoon

To view all pictures from these projects, click on the links to the right.

Anyone interested in more information or in participating in future ROAR mission trips should contact Terry Reed (ROAR) at 766-2714 or Fred Shatto (MATE) at 766-5311.

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