Day Three

We had a little bit more excitement today at one of the work sites! One student had to go to the doctor and get some stitches because she cut her hand on a knife! Good thing we had Marilyn, one of our leaders, who is a nurse calmly drive her there and comfort her throughout the process. Another student went along for moral support, and while watching them put the stitches in, almost passed out! She ended up needing to lay down and use the bed instead of the other female student! Good thing they were in a hospital room huh? I think she learned that day not to watch anyone get stitches or too graphic of TV shows!

At the end of the day, everyday still had all ten fingers and ten toes, so after dinner we all headed back to Anchor Church (where we sleep) in Glenville for more showers and ice cream! (obviously). 

Tonight was one of the best nights of the trip! Our group split in to the teams we are working in all week long and got to wash each other’s feet just as Jesus did to His disciples.

After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him.

He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, are you going to wash my feet?” Jesus replied, “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.” 

“No,” said Peter, “you shall never wash my feet.” Jesus answered, “Unless I wash you, you have no part with me.” “Then, Lord,” Simon Peter replied, “not just my feet but my hands and my head as well!” Jesus answered, “Those who have had a bath need only to wash their feet; their whole body is clean. And you are clean, though not every one of you.” 

For he knew who was going to betray him, and that was why he said not every one was clean.When he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to his place. 

“Do you understand what I have done for you?” he asked them. “You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am. Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet.

 I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. Very truly I tell you, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.”

John 13:5-17

Being able to serve one another in that way just as Jesus did was an amazing, humbling experience. While washing each other’s feet, we also prayed for one another. This night set a deeper tone and brought to life the concept of service and humility that we were practicing each day.

In Christ,