Monday, March 26, 2012

Local Missions

Posted by: Megan

We began our trip early Thursday morning by going to a local church in Boynton Beach. We were working with people from Habitat for Humanity to spruce up the church. We were greeted by smiling faces and willing hands ready to serve. The pastor of the small church was there helping us out and providing enough thanks to last a lifetime. We were separated into four groups and we sent to work. Our tasks included sanding the walls, priming, and cleaning windows. When we were halfway done we walked to a small lot in which we ate lunch with college students. Which was really cool because they were not Christians so we had a chance to show how God works in our lives.

The very next day we went back and finished our work. We put a final coat on the doors, walls, and the walkway, scraped the bars over the window and painted them. We all worked together to achieve our goal. When we were done the church was beautiful and looked so clean. We were all so happy that we could provide this service in time for the lovely church people to see on Sunday.

Today, we went to Florence Fuller and we were put into groups. The children were ages five and under. We got to help them with schoolwork and then play games with them. A lot of us were playing tag outside while others watched the kids and played games like jump rope. The second half of the day was spent in the dining room of Boca Christian. We cleaned the chairs and tables. Some people also sorted out toiletries for the days to come.


Anonymous Mrs. Carpinello said...

Something I have always believed, " You don't have to go half way around the world to go into the mission field, you just need to walk out your front door". Thank you for.being the hands and feet of Christ in our own backyard. I know it sounds cliche' but people don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.
Love you guys so much, and to see you "love your neighbor" is heartwarming.

Keep the faith Seniors, keep the faith.

Love you,
Mrs. Carp <3

3/26/2012 8:32 PM  
Anonymous Lori Riter said...

It's so great to see you each day - out there working hard and serving. I'm proud of each of you. Thanks for wearing the joy of the Lord!
See you tomorrow!
With Prayers,
Mrs. Riter

3/26/2012 9:44 PM  
Anonymous Ellen and Lou said...

We could not agree with you more Mrs. Carpinello! There is always so much that we can do to help people all over the world, but there is ALWAYS a need right outside our door, it is a great place to start!

We are proud of you all and the hard work that you did right here in our local community. It is great to see you all working together for the Lord!

God Bless,
Ellen and Lou Hadden

3/26/2012 9:47 PM  
Blogger Eileen Kunmann said...

Hey Y'all! Hi from Alabama!
I am glad to see your smiling faces doing this great work in ours and surrounding communities.
I am sure that you are blessing many. South Florida IS a mission field!!
Keep up the great work. Love,

3/26/2012 11:06 PM  
Blogger Linda Howard said...

All glory to God as you labor in love and be ambassadors for Christ. I am proud of each and every one of you for sharing yourselves for a common good. Mission fields come in all shapes, sizes and locations, and sometimes in the form of Community well being. This group of students are here for such a time as this.
Thanking God for you all. Be blessed.

3/27/2012 1:05 PM  

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