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Denmark 2013, Day Seven

September 2, 2013

It’s back to work today after a great tour of Malmo, Sweden yesterday. After breakfast and devotions at the church we split up into two groups again today. Some of us stayed at the church to finish the painting of the doors and trim, trimming shrubs and mowing the lawn.

Trimming shrubs

Trimming shrubs

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Weeding the patio

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Pruning the hedge

Giving the trim a second coat of paint.

Painting the trim

Painting the trim

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Painting the trim

We returned to the coffee house for lunch and then spent the afternoon working there with the rest of the team. When we arrived they had finished preparing  the office for painting and put down subflooring so they could install a new vinyl floor after the painting was complete. In the meeting room the team had added furring strips to the one wall so it could be covered with sheetrock or plaster board.

Furring strips added to the wall

Furring strips added to the wall

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Subflooring added to the office

It was decided that the next layer of plaster and bamboo striping had to be removed from the ceiling in the meeting room before hangers could be installed to hang new drywall. So one crew worked on stripping the ceiling and hauling out the plaster and bamboo striping while another crew worked on putting a coat of mortar on the brick wall at one end of the room. The objective was to fill all of the holes and imperfections in the wall while still leaving the texture of the bricks. This was done by adding a coat of mortar, smoothing it out with a trowel and then brushing it lightly with a wet sponge.

Wall ready for painting and the next layer of the ceiling removed

Wall ready for painting and the next layer of the ceiling removed

While all of this was going on some of the team were having a Vacation Bible School for some of the local children. Some of the team members brought games and crafts for the children to do. It also included a puppet show with a bible story.

Children doing crafts in VBS

Children doing crafts in VBS

Jane with Leah

Jane with Leah

Craft completed

Craft completed

VBS puppet show

VBS puppet show

After all of the work was done we had dinner at the coffee house and then some of the team went to one of the host houses were they had a bonfire and roasted marshmallows.

Relaxing around the campfire

Relaxing around the campfire

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