Wow! What a way for us to end our week of service!! We all met on top of the hill where our students built the fire pit, and we had a chapel service around a campfire. Students led us in worship and many shared about what the week meant to them. We received some letters of thanks from the residents as well as this beautiful painting they made for us. God definitely was in our midst this morning as we were reminded of the redeeming love He has for all of us.
Wednesday was filled with completing all the projects we started! We completed the fire pit and picnic area projects, completed the hammock area, and cleared a walking trail on the grounds for the residents to further enjoy all the natural beauty they are surrounded by while staying out there. We also continued to have some great conversations with the residents as well as have fun playing outdoor games with them.
Our team worked hard again today! We continued sorting donations and organizing a store for the residents as well as finished making the firepit and stairs going up to it. We also completed the large landscaped bed as well as completed painting the pickleball court and four square court. Of course there again was some volleyball and basketball playing in the midst of it all!
Some of our high school seniors started the morning learning about the mission of the home as well as meeting the residents. The students began making a firepit as well as clearing land for a picnic table area. They sorted donations for the start of a store for the residents to shop from, constructed storage cubby cabinets, dug up dead landscaping, planted new landscaping, and created and painted a pickleball court. Amongst all the hard work, the students managed to have fun interacting and playing some basketball and volleyball with the residents as well.