Wednesday, August 3: Today is the group's final work day! They will be headed home to NJ tomorrow morning! I'm sure they will have lots of fantastic stories about all of the work they did and people they met, during their time in Philadelphia!
Fun time today for the Fishtown group!
Mural tour this morning!
Adding more welcome to the chairs in the Sanctuary.
The middle school group has been very busy these past few days. Below, you can see a few pictures of them working in a few different Urban Gardens. Fantastic work youth! They will be on their way back to NJ on Thursday, August 4. Let us keep them in our prayers as they do God's work.
OUR MIDDLE SCHOOL MISSION TRIP YOUTH leave Sunday, July 31 for the Broad Street Ministry’s Youth Initiative in Philadelphia, PA. They will be working with non-profits in Center City serving some of Philadelphia’s most vulnerable residents. They return on Thursday, August 4th.
Please keep this group of 16 students & 4 adults in your prayers.
It's been 47 days. It seems all hope is lost. We made the decision as a group to eat Jack Fico. That should stave off hunger for now. It was a worthy sacrifice. Lydia's constant singing is our only entertainment, but she is losing her voice. I'm going mad, we're all going mad. Being stuck on this desert island is the last thing we expected while flying over the continental United States. We have to fight off giant killer roaches constantly. They are bright red and come at you like lightning, and then darting off when you swing at them. One the size of a bull rushed me the other day and almost gored me. It too me 7 hours and 4 good spirits to finally bring down the beast, to no avail. The meat is putrid and inedible, what a waste. We used the chum the water around us but it was infested with gators and it isn't likely we are going to catch anything. As for water, we had to drink collected rainwater. It storms every day, and Jacob Golden got struck by lightning a while back. Turns out he is a good conductor. To anyone who finds this, please send help. We don't have much time left before...
Tuesday brought it's share of challenges between the serious heat in the morning and the afternoon thunderstorm that caused many sites to close up shop for the day and head in for showers early.
The rain brought with it some cooler weather and a chance for one of the sites to see how well their drainage project was working.
Even though the groups had a tough day on the sites and some unexpected visitors during their showers (SO. MANY. COCKROACHES) the group rallies for an unforgettable night with the KUMC youth group.
KUMC brought in Otto and his wife Clara who are professional Square Dance Callers. Our whole gang spent two hours dancing and laughing. We were all ready for a second shower after we had finished dancing but no one was ready to face the cockroaches again.
The jury is still out on what exactly the difference between line dancing and square dancing is but either way we all had a blast!
Check out our Facebook page for some great videos of the group dancing but here's a taste of it. This one might go down in HSMT history. We'd all like Otto to make an appearance in New Jersey one day. He's that great.