Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Mayfield our Black Friend
Mayfield Our Black Friend
Our roofing business began as
a sole Proprietorship with only Robert installing asphalt shingle roofing, but
God had other plans.
Robert’s cousin was out of
work, and we decided to hire him to carry the shingles up to the roof and soon Robert began
training him to install roofing.
Then Robert’s mother and his
step-dad LD moved to California
and needed work.LD was experienced with
the hot tar and gravel roofing, and we began to receive requests to bid on this
type of roofing.
We decided to purchase a tar kettle
and Robert’s uncle was out of work and offered to man the tar kettle.
As time passed, we began to
bid and accept larger jobs and now we needed an extra man.
One day at our shop, a young
black man named Mayfield showed up and said he was recently married and needed a
job.Robert put him to work and he was a
Mayfield loved his wife and
their small child and he became part of our family.
On Friday nights he enjoyed
playing poker with his old buddies, but he always drove home that same night to
be with his little family.
One fateful Friday night it
was storming and Mayfield may have had a beer or two.As he drove home his car skidded and went off
the road hitting a tree and killing our friend.
We were saddened, and the
entire crew showed respect to attend his funeral.
Later Mayfield’s Uncle phoned
us and asked if Mayfield was covered with insurance and a death benefit.Our secretary told him she would find out and
get back to him.
Naturally we had Workman’s
Compensation, but this death was not work related.
As we talked it over, we
decided to take funds from our personal account in the amount of $5,000 and
give it to his family.
His wife appreciated all we
could do for her and her little girl, but she never knew the whole story.
Sometimes you just do what
you gotta do and this was one of those times!