Friday, July 13, 2012
Hey parents!!! Oh my goodness, I cant believe we're leaving already! This week has flown by so fast! I just wanted to say thank you on the behalf of the youth group to the church for making this AMAZING trip possible! None of what has happened would have happened with out your help. Before I continue, I also wanted to say a special thank you to the other churches and their youth groups! Once again, none of what has happened would have happened with out them!
Yesterday was an almost normal workday. Team Love returned to Project Open Hand where we had the almost imponderable joy of sorting out rotten bell peppers and oranges, crating eggs, and bagging potatoes, but the bell peppers and the oranges smelled ATROCIOUS! All I really want to say is: Mom, no oranges or bell peppers for the next week please! The only thing that helped was knowing that we were doing God's will and spreading his love. After that we went to the food bank, which was HUGE by the way, where we got to make 8oz bags of Special K Cereal. I personally enjoyed that because I was dog tired and the bagging required minimal to no thought what so ever! Team Security went to 'Meals that Heal' and walked around San Francisco where they met and prayed for two devout homeless people. During their prayer they attracted and possibly converted two other homeless people, which is amazing considering they were working in the Tenderloin, which is one of the worst neighborhoods in San Francisco.
Well, something amazing happened yesterday, besides the conversions and the bell peppers. The Youth Works Staff taught about servant hood during worship that night, and to put weight onto their words they washed the youth leaders' feet, who in turn washed ours. Before the Youth Works Staff was even done washing feet, most of us were crying, me included! Gods love had filled the room and our bodies until we were almost bursting with this amazing, undescribable JOY! I can't describe it, it's a feeling that will never be written down. The Bible lists all of the rewards that faith can give you, but it never attempts to describe the feeling that we expirienced and I think I understand why!
So, signing off for the last time is the San Francisco Mission Trip Blog:
"God bless us, every one."