|Mudding and Sanding|
We also had the privilege of having visitors today! Nate W's family, Bethany, the kids, Fran (Bethany's mother), and Sarah (Bethany's grandmother), came and ate lunch with us today. Sarah had made the best pound cake, and they also brought cookies and chips to share! We all enjoyed getting to see everybody.
|Measuring for bookshelves|
This afternoon we finished our 4th lesson on poverty which has been led by a group from Covenant College. We discussed how important it is to go into a community looking for assets, not needs. It is more important to empower the community than just donate what they need. All of the team members have agreed that this has been a very beneficial session to go through and has been one of the favorite things we have done all week. If you are interested in learning more, feel free to check out the organization's website (http://www.chalmers.org/media/category/whh-small-group-experience).
|Contraption to get the baseboard corners to stick|
This evening we held our BBC again in the Hispanic neighborhood, and we had 4 children attend. Three of them are from the same family who is invested in a church in the area. Please pray for the kids that their knowledge of Christ becomes more than just mental knowledge of the facts and answers to the questions. Please also pray that we reach more kids in the neighborhood tomorrow.
Tonight, Ashley Ha. and Emily wanted to let you know what they have learned so far this week, and how God has been speaking to them.
|Delivering the Bible story|
Emily: "Wednesday is the middle of the week, and therefore I wanted to take some time to reflect on the past few days. The past few days I have learned some skills about new types of indoor construction. This was super exciting as I am always wanting to learn about building things! This trip is super different than the past couple trips I have been on, but hey, God is using this special experience to teach each and every one of us something new. I am learning patience with children, supplies, baseboarding (oh goodness...the fun in this job). I am happy to say that while reflecting on this week so far, I am excited that I have learned new skills as well as seen a brand new college I did not know existed!! God has given me opportunities to learn construction, school, future, and even a couple really interesting lectures on poverty and history as well. There are so many things on this trip I did not expect, but I can see that it is a good learning experience. I was one of the last people to decide to go on this trip, but I really felt God pulling at my heart to come along. So far, I am really glad I trusted Him and am having this wonderful experience. :)"
Thank you for all your prayers back home! You are just as important as the team that has gone. Please pray for joyful attitudes (even though we are lacking on some sleep), and pray that we will be a blessing to those we work with. We also love reading any comments that you may have!