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Week 1: Painting Styrofoam

Joe McCullough

Joe McCullough

On Friday the 12th, I went with Joe to the new Baptist Church being constructed and saw what  he had been working on. We checked on a couple of things, and then headed over to his “off-site” workplace, where he does most of his work. I was introduced to the other workers, then Joe and I gave some coconuts  going to a church down in Savannah, GA a coat of paint.

By then we were feeling a bit peckish, so around noon we went and ate lunch at a restaurant. On the way, Joe shared the 3 points which a builder of any kind should remember:

  1. Always make sure that your creation will fit through the door
  2. Ask yourself if you can work on and around it without much trouble
  3. How will it be assembled (if it is being shipped)and if it will look real (if it is a lifelike object).

After the learning point, we delivered 60 dozen bundles of fake tree branches to the church to use in their children’s section, then headed to the workplace, put the last coat of paint on the coconuts, and finished them off with an airbrush.

I really enjoyed sharing the life of a styrofoam designer for a day, and I learned some valuable life lessons. There are no problems; only challenges.  If you are confronted with a “problem”, you tend to throw up your hands and say, “Oh, no! [lol] a problem!”  But if you are faced with a “challenge,” you want to lower your head and ram through it. Also, when you’re shaken, what’s inside will come bubbling out.

Themed Wall Mural

Themed Wall Mural

Painting A Coconut

Painting A Coconut

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2 Responses to "Week 1: Painting Styrofoam"

  1. kirsty says:

    Brilliant! It sound as if you’re gonna have a brilliant year, enjoy! God Bless.

  2. Sandra says:

    Christ in you, the hope of glory!

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