Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Day 3

Greetings from the third day of our adventures in Dulac!
       Thank you so much for all of your love, prayers, and kind words of support. Here are a few words from some of the students:

"Hello family & friends & the world & Nellie,
I am having the time of my life! I have met the love of my life, the dog from my work site, and will be bringing her home for y'all to meet. She will be a wonderful addition to the fam. I miss you all so much and can't wait to see you again. I've done so much work that when I get home I will need a break, just a warning. Love you all so much!!!! 
See you soon,
          xoxo- Carly Kalis
p.s I ate my first hamburger and if you don't believe me which you probably don't I'll prove it when I get back!!
p.p.s BLUEBERRY!!"

"Hey mom and dad, Dulac is awesome and I'm having a blast! When I asked Jack what he wanted to say he said, "I don't care". I guess that means he is having fun too. The trip has exceeded my expectations. The woman who owns the house we are working at made us po' boys which where delicious. We are always kept busy, and every night I have been going to bed exhausted. Hopefully the rest of the week proves to be as awesome as the first half! See you on Saturday!
- Mark"

"Hey Y'all,
On my fourth and final High School mission trip I have a great bunk bed buddy, Kathleen Bond), almost broken my ankle, played an insane amount of 4 square, sang alot, and have made so many new friends. The past few days I've been painting a house from a 28" ladder. It's been scary but I've learned to trust whoever is holding my ladder. Our homeowner is fantastic and makes amazing food. I'm so lucky to have her as my homeowner. We painted her house mac & cheese color but somehow we all love it! I can't believe this is my last trip.
Jordan Lukowiak

P.S. Charlie Baldwin can't play ERS"

"We are still alive.
- Sam Brown"

"Hi everyone!
Dulac, Louisiana round 2 is a blast. This year my group is painting the stilts of our homeowner's house and his wrap around deck as well. Yesterday we also moved a shed into his backyard with the help of two other groups. Our homeowner cooked us shrimp (freshly caught) stew and it was amazing! Pray for us as we continue our hard work, we miss you!
Nora Moriarty"

We'll have more notes to share tomorrow from our great group of students. This is panning out to be quite an inspiring trip, with the theme of the week being "trust". Each evening we recite Proverbs 3:5-6 at the beginning of worship. It is written, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do lean not on your own insight. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths". In the midst of all of our busy days, we have be reflecting on what it means to truly trust God and one another. We've been inspired by talks given by a few gracious advisors and have been touched by the stories and generosity of those whose homes we have been repairing. We look forward to sharing many more stories and discussing how our views of trust may have been molded over the course of our time here.
The 2014 Mission Trip Team

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