Saturday, March 12, 2005

Well its been a long day but we are happy to say we are headed to bed! We started the day off in a very small bus, but we made it to the airport and all of the transportation went quite well. We met Tim in Phoenix...he had been in the airport for 24 hours waiting! We also met our Joshua Expeditions guide, Andrew, and had a great time getting to know him. We stopped for a quick bite at quiznos and then off to rock climbing. It was a really good experience to work together and climb up the rocks. It is hotter here than it was in Boca! It was really cool to look out and see the beautiful creation. Afterwards, we went to a tour of Church on the Street and then headed to the various places where we are staying. It is a little bit of a stretch but very doable and we do have carpet to sleep on! After we changed and cleaned up a little bit we went to the church service. It started at 7:00 and ended at 9:30. We were all experiencing jet lag and it   was a struggle to stay awake but we managed. It was really interesting in the church to see all these former murderers worshipping God excitedly.
There were people constantly saying Amen and people walking in and out. They sang a lot of songs that Boca Community sings and it was really fun to sing with the homeless people. After the service, we ate soup with the homeless and got to talk to some of them. We are now back in our beds looking forward to some sweet sleep. Thank you all for your prayers, we really appreciate it. Our entire class had an unbelievable attitude today. Some people have really stepped up and every person is showing respect for each other. I have been blown away by how the students and chaperones have acted. My eyes are half closed, so I am off to bed. Thanks again for your prayers! -- Faith