Building Computers


By Brevin Anderson

Electronic equipment breaking down is always a problem here. Over time, we’ve filled a whole room with broken computers, monitors, random bits of circuit boards, and obsolete cables.

Two valiant volunteers, both visiting New Hope short term, took on the room. Using some of the gifts God has given them, they did a needed job that the full-time staff just never had time to get to. Floyd and Jacob sorted the usable from the trash and even rebuilt two whole (slow, but usable) computers from the scattered parts. A new shelf helps keep the room clean, all parts are sorted and easily accessible, and cables that still work are all rolled up in their places.

To be completely honest, I think Jacob and Floyd love taking the computers apart as much as putting them back together–Jacob ripped an old laptop to shreds in a matter of minutes.

The trash barrel

The trash barrel