Friday, June 19, 2015

Friday Noon

Yesterday was another full and wonderful day. Teams served in their groups for the morning. The Children's team had a blast helping with the school carnival! The team at Sunshine was hard at work planting grass seed for a new park area and planted flowers along the curbside of the Greenline coffee shop. The Living Hope crew continued organizing the thrift store (it looks fantastic!), working on the apartment, and helped Living Hope spread the word to the community about their VBS program starting next week.

We toured Pacific Garden Mission, one of the largest homeless shelters in the U.S. where we got to learn about their mission and heart for sharing the Gospel and caring for the homeless community. We were then blessed by a message shared with us by CW, the youth pastor for Sunshine. He led an engaging and thoughtful discussion on Ferguson and the issues leading up to that event. CW shared how sin, gentrification, and broken politics all have contributed to the issues we are seeing in the media today providing our students with a new perspective. God is growing and stretching our team in compassion and understanding as well as challenging us with what our own response is as Christians.

We then had a late night treat of Harold's chicken...a must when you're in Woodlawn!

Pray for us today as we will be finishing in our service teams! We will then head for some fun at the lake and beach. Tonight we will have our final debrief and I am praying and believing God to move in powerful ways in our team tonight. Please continue to cover us in prayer. If you would, I would greatly appreciate prayer as I travel and transition to leading our juniors in Guatemala.

All for Him,

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