Posted June 30, 2015 in One Man's Scrap:
One Man’s Scrap, Another Man’s Gold (May-June 2015)

Streams, like the one near St. Mary’s which was frozen during winter and now gushes under a tiny bridge, bring the sound of spring. We thank God for the warmer season, and we thank you, our friends, for your help as we move into late spring and summer work.

In a few weeks, the gift shop will be in full swing, and the staff there is now busy stocking the shelves with the items our customers are looking for.

This year, these include vintage glass holy water bottles, pocket knives, and rings: clunky ones, fine jeweled ones, silver and turquoise ones, and any other kind of ring. Do you have any of these that you can spare?

And if you have any tongs with rubber ends to pull silver plate out of hot water baths it would be a great help in cleaning silver plate.

The gift shop wants to give you a big thank you for all the donations you sent for the shop. They mentioned especially the lovely jewelry and Russian dolls. They said that the customers are often amazed at the beauty of the items in our shop.

The gift shop staff also mentioned the clock which also measures temperature and humidity. This is being used in our underground root cellar, where we store root vegetables.

We are getting ready for Cana Colony family camp and for our summer program for young people. We ask your prayers for all those who will be coming.

For Cana Colony, we still need solar lights for the cabins, none of which have electricity.

The nurses want to thank you for the Thera-Bands, Band Aids, joint braces, ace wraps, and the over-the-counter medications you sent. This time, they are asking for multivitamins, vitamin C, vitamin B-50, vitamin D, magnesium, melatonin, and foam ear plugs.

The cleaning department is asking for brass and copper polish, bar soap, and corn brooms.

The laundry is very grateful for the Oxy Clean you sent. They have enough of this now, but they still need spray starch for chapel linens.

Because of your help, St. Martha’s office is doing well with most of their office supplies. However; they could still use #8 envelopes.

The community is in need of as few miscellaneous items: unscented hand lotion, unflavored lip balm, and toothpaste. We are very grateful for the sunscreen you sent—which will be a big help in summer.

We thank you for all the ways you share in our life and work. May this late spring or early summer season (depending on where you live) be a joyful time for you.

In Our Lady of Combernere,
Mark Schlingerman and Susanne Stubbs (May-June 2015)


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