Saturday, April 09, 2011

Posted by: Mrs. Barnhill Our day started early with an outreach to the homeless, serving breakfast, distributing clothes, and leading in praise and worship. Everyone met interesting people with a variety of stories. One of the Dream Center disciples ministered to our girls with special words of encouragement. Back at the Center, the girls attended a women's Bible study while the boys attended a time of worship with the men. The afternoon was spent at the St. Mary's food bank, the first food bank ever established! We were all impressed with the efficiency and scope of the operation. Some students worked with the client check-in process, some filled food boxes, and others helped carry food to people's cars. We were all blessed by this ministry. After dinner (which is at 4 pm!) we did a small outreach right across the street from the Dream Center, during which our girls led in praise and worship and performed a skit called "The Orpah Show." We ended the day at the "Family Fun Night" here at the center, during which we were blessed by the musical gifts of 2 Christian rappers and one other gentleman who sang for us and shared a small part of his testimony. We closed our time with group devotions in which we shared about the impact the day had on us. It has been a blessing to see everyone working hard and stretching out of their comfort zones. Our disciple leader, Ben, whose testimony some of the seniors may remember, complimented our students on their unity as they worked together. Good night!