We wrapped up our work projects today throughout Knoxville. It has been a fast week but we were able to complete every assignment given and we're blessed while doing it.
The Second Harvest team packaged more food for distribution. They did an amazing job these week packing nearly 3,000 lbs of cereal and and nearly 2,500 lbs of noodles for distribution to families in East Tennessee dealing with food insecurity.
The Knoxville Area Rescue Mission team wrote encouragement cards with scripture and placed them on nearly 350 beds. They prayed over each bed as well and for those who would be sleeping in them this evening. In the afternoon, part of our group painted walls in the courtroom and part organized a storage room.
The Bridge Refugee group painted their big school bus, organized a clothing closet and played with some kids while their parents were in a meeting.
The Operation Backyard team completed their projects at the home of Brenda They built a ramp, painted a porch, patio and shutters. They cleaned outdoor furniture and did a little yard cleanup as well.
A final team went to an elementary school in north Knoxville to paint some hallways.
Tonight we are driving about 50 miles east to Sevierville to sing at a retirement community. We will do pizza there for supper before returning around 9:40 pm to pack up! Tomorrow is Dollywood!!!
7/15/2017 07:53:31 am
Have loved these updates. It is so wonderful to be able to follow along. Really appreciate all the hard work you put into these, Melissa! What an amazing trip! How proud we are as a church of our youth AND their leaders! Well done, good and faithful servants!
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