Today's highlights include Stratified Monopoly, serving in our work groups, another great message from Joel, and thoughtful discussion.
The Living Hope group did an amazing job working on the interior of an apartment that a couple will soon move into! They hung cabinets, tiled the bathroom, and other various tasks all with a servant's heart. The Children's team continued serving in the classrooms. They have immersed themselves into the culture of the school and have touched and been touched by the people in the community. The Sunshine group continued working on the community garden projects. This team is not afraid of hard work and their efforts will have a visible impact in Woodlawn!
Stratified Monopoly simulated economic realities in the U.S which demonstrated some of the financial barriers that continue the poverty cycle. This sparked interesting discussion and provided us with a new view on economic contributors that perpetuate the poverty cycle that we may have not considered before.
Joel again blessed us with his teaching. Tonight, he shared the history that has shaped the economic and racial realities of neighborhoods in the city and suburbs of Chicago. This background enriched our understanding of Woodlawn and challenged us to ask ourselves, what is our response as Christians to injustice.
More tomorrow....keep praying. We feel your prayers. Praise God for what He is doing!