Day Two

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!!

8 thoughts on “Day Two

  1. So nice to read these updates–thank you for sharing. We will continue to pray for you all. From Roark’s family (tell him we miss him!) 😀

  2. Thank you for sharing- you are all working as our Fathers’ hands and feet. Please tell Bauer and Grahm we miss them and we are proud of them. Blessings, Kelsey Stetzenbach

  3. Thanks for the update. It’s fun to know what your day looks like as so many are praying for all of you throughout the day. This way we even have an idea of what you are doing when. Very cool! Speaking of cool…I’m sure you wish it was a little cooler there temperature wise as you are doing so much work outside. But guess what?! It is cooler there is Rosedale than it is here back home. We are even in a heat advisory for Thursday and Friday. The temps are going to be around 95 degrees but will feel more like 105 with the humidity. I’m glad it is a little cooler there (at least according to weather central). We hope you have a few cool breezes and find some shade in your times of rest. You are doing awesome and important work!

  4. Thank you for the updates. I look forward to hearing about the wonderful work you are doing……….. so thanks for updating the blog! Will continue to pray for you all. Sam Drake’s Mom

  5. You are all rock stars!! I hope someone on the team is in charge of keeping Heather in line- she can get a little rowdy. 🙂 Can’t wait to hear all your stories when you are back!
    -Franny

  6. We have been praying for all of you this week and are so grateful for all you are doing! Griffin and Owen, your mama misses you tremendously but wow we are just so incredibly proud of what you and this entire group are accomplishing. Amazing. Cannot wait to hear all about it when you return. God’s blessings to all of you!!! -Sarah and Mike Lee

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