This will be short and sweet. :) Thursdays on Mission Trip are usually tough nights. We're tired. We've been living and laboring together for several days so we're a little more "real" with one another. But we're family so we make it through and finish the week strong with our second or fourth or fourteenth wind.
We spent the first half of the day working in a new neighborhood Many of the projects were the same. We've intentionally tried to switch up the teams each day so our Refuge family can get better acquainted with one another - especially across the grades. It has been fun to watch our large Refuge family get a little "smaller".
This afternoon we sang at senior care center in the central part of Detroit. We performed our concert outside for some of the residents and staff. It turned out to be a pretty nice day outside. Afterwards we were able to drive the youth through downtown Detroit so they could see the skyline and get a little better understanding of Detroit. We had a little more free time this evening after our dinner and it was nice for the youth to swim and to just hang out together. We also had a delicious cake for our three birthdays this week- Lexie, Samantha and Mark Leesman.
Tomorrow we will work one more time with Rippling Hope. After lunch, we will drive about 90 minutes to the Port Huron beach on Lake Huron. The youth are excited for a fun afternoon and to frolic in the beach some. Looks like it will be cool but dry for our outing.
Thanks for your support, comments and prayers. It means a lot and we still very much need them all.
We hope you are making plans to join us for our Homecoming Concert this Sunday at 6:00 p.m. We'd love to see you there.