Mission project – Canada Adventure Day 5

The whole team.Mr. Van Essen works for MSC Unscrewing the chalkboard frame.Canada. A school was closing down and donating its remaining desks, black boards and other equipment to this ministry. By 6:00 a.m. we were up and on the road and got a good days work in carrying the furniture and equipment from the Way to go guys!3 floors to the gym in the basement. This was a great Joyfully working as a team.opportunity for us to work together and encourage each other to keep going cheerfully even after many tiring trips up and down the 6 flights of steps. We were sure to be back in time for Mrs. Van Essen’s delicious cooking. They quizzed our Canadian 08-18-08_7546knowledge over dinner. We learned that the national animal is the beaver,The air was dirty so we had to wear dust masks. the tallest building in the world is the CN tower in Toronto, and the Prime Minister is currently Stephen Harper. It had been a good final day. Robert, James, Daniel, Jonathan, Timothy, and I had one final pillow fight in the tent before drifting off to sleep.

Dinner, Yum!


  1. Michael September 2, 2008 at 9:11 am #

    Memories of that work day are great ones. It was so fun to be working together! It was invigorating to see all those energizer bunnies keep going and going. I wonder how far up we would have climbed if you added all those trips up the stairs together! It would be an astronomical number 🙂 We sure got tired, but that is not a bad thing at all. First make sure you are going in the right direction and then… keep going!

  2. Mom September 2, 2008 at 9:32 am #

    Back at the Van Essens we enjoyed the grandchildren and making the dinner meal special for everyone when they returned. While we were there I learned some wonderful lessons in how to be really hospitable!

  3. James September 2, 2008 at 3:23 pm #

    That was a fantastic day! I loved the teamwork everyone showed both in moving the furniture and… in calculating the fastest way to do so! God truly did bless the work.

  4. Robert September 2, 2008 at 10:15 pm #

    It was so neat to work together as a team to assist the needs of those in Zambia. Way to go guys!

  5. Donald September 2, 2008 at 10:47 pm #

    Excellent summary David. I was glad to be a part of that team too. God bless you in your work today!

  6. Peter Van Essen September 9, 2008 at 4:31 pm #

    You’re family was a real encouragement to the rest of us. It was truly a pleasure to meet you and work with you for the day. How about coming to Zambie and unloading it all and installing everything in the schools there? It would sure make the job go quick.

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