For our last day we got to go to one of the worksites and help paint the house and deck! The kids had a blast :) It was nice to meet and get to talk to a family that the church has been working with all week. The kids also enjoyed "getting their hands dirty' :) When we got back we made a momento to hook to our bookbags that remind us of everything we've done this week. Each bead is a symbol of something we did or learned. (dog - animal shelter, circle - bingo chip/retirement home, eye balls - looking for the geocaches, cross - our devotionals/Jesus, hand - helping at the food bank/building others up and a heart that says "made with love" to remind us of all the things we made for others...and that we are a child of God - "fearfully and wonderfully made"!)
We had a great week and the children have prepared a testimony to be read by Paul at the Contemporary service on Sunday. They've learned the importance of building up others, our community, our families and ourselves. It was a wonderful experience!
We can't wait til next year!!