Dearest friends and family,
Hellooooo from Ohio! My name is Jayden. It has been three days since the Blackhawk team arrived in Lorain County. Since then we have experienced breezy, warm summer days while serving in the community. It would be fair to say that my teammates and I are feeling fairly energetic, despite the low amounts of sleep each member is receiving (possibly due to the humidity of the sleeping rooms, or the growing smell of sausage sticks or something). Most kids are handling their withdrawal from phones pretty well, while others are obviously not.
My crew has been working on rebuilding a porch for Arlene and John, who are residents in a nearby neighborhood. Today, we have seen visible progress concerning the shape and structure of the porch. Our crew has been fortunate enough to experience Arlene’s and John’s encouragement and gratitude, and plans on finishing the porch tomorrow.
Blackhawk church has also been incredibly active outside of the volunteering hours. Students and leaders have visited great local ice cream shops and convenience stores, tossed balls and frisbees in the late hours, competed in chess and card games and much, much more.
Today we cleared all the construction debris from our site and, with the help of another team, took it to the dump. There, one of the dump workers shared his personal testimony with us.
I believe that it is going to be a very successful week, and that Blackhawk will accomplish a lot.
I’d like to thank you for the time you have taken out of your day to keep up with Blackhawk’s mission trip, and to the leaders for trusting me to blog appropriately.