It’s day two at West Virginia!
We have a daily routine here in which we wake up at 7am- getting ready, eat breakfast, and make our lunches for the day. At 8:10 we have a morning devotional. We are off to our worksites by 8:30. Some groups have a 30 minute drive to their sites and some have close to a hour drive. Our groups generally work until noon and then we break for lunch and a lunch time devotional. Students get the chance to lead this devotional time and it has been so sweet to see the leadership and vulnerability come out of these students evening he beginning of the week! After lunch we continue to work on our sites until around 3:30pm. Some groups shower at a community center and others back at the church we stay at. Dinner is at 6:00 and worship starts at 7:30. We have “church time” after worship in which we meet again in our groups that we work with at our work sites and have another devotional time. Today we also started sharing our stories with each other. This further increases vulnerability and fosters deeper relationships between students and leaders. Our schedule is packed and rigid. We are exhausted already, but know that God is proud of the work we are doing and that we are honoring him by the hours of labor and the busy schedule. Please pray for energy and perseverance at our worksites, pray for the leaders of the trip, next step interns, pray for the other churches that are with our group this week, pray for the people we are coming alongside and all of those people and communities that were affected by the tragic flooding that happened here a few weeks ago. Thank you for being patient with the blogging and can’t wait to update y’all soon!!