Our final day of work was a nice conclusion to our week. We all slowly crawled out of bed feeling the soreness from yesterday. Thankfully we woke to another nicely made breakfast. The leaders met and tried to figure out the most effective way to finish prior jobs as well as a handful of new ones. We loaded up on the bus and prepared for our last work day.
Group D left to go finish chopping down a tree from a work site yesterday. Meanwhile, Groups A, B, & C met at a job site that Group A had worked on yesterday to load up some late bits of debris. We were only there for about 20 minutes before we moved on to the first job site from Sunday. There we loaded up the large pieces of metal that were left behind. After another 20 minutes we were ready to go to the job that Group C left unfinished yesterday. The three groups spent until about noon cleaning up last bits of brush and branches as well as chopping down another tree. Group A had separated to go begin work at a new job site, however.
After the split Group A spent the remainder of their day at a new job site loading up a mountain of tires on an eighteen-wheeler. They redefined what it means to get your hands dirty as they were all covered in sludge and grime from the old dirty tires. Group D was also able to go to a new job site after finishing up the tree and handing their chainsaw off to Group B & C. At Group D’s third site they would also be working with tires but were fortunate enough to keep their clothes clean.
After lunch, Groups B & C were finished with all three of the old sites and so moved on to a new one. There we were tasked with removing a tree in between two houses. Unfortunately we were unable to remove the whole tree. We could only cut on limb off because the removal of the others could possibly result in damage to one of the houses. So after doing what we could at that site we were off to our final project of the day. The homeowner tasked us with removing a tree, trimming some weeds, clearing a small pile of trash, and moving some old outside furniture. Since we had two groups at that site we were able to finish it all rather quickly.
After having completed three old cases and five new cases, all four groups returned to the church to wash up and prepare for going out. This evening, after a long week at work we took the bus down to the beach for the students to enjoy some fun and relaxation. The Domino’s pizza made it all the better. Afterwards we returned to the church for worship and share time.
Our group share time ended great. Loads of encouragements were shared between others. We found out there that one of our teams was on the local news. It was pleasing to know that each students that was interviewed gave the glory to God and that their reason for being there was for Jesus. Praise the Lord for such amazing kids. Please pray for quick healing for the minor injuries. Also pray for each home that we were able to serve. Finally, pray for our bus driver, that she is able to get enough sleep to take us back to Garland tomorrow
Here is the link to the news video: News Video