Hi it's Creighton, taking a shot at blogging. Ok so today me and my group went to Saint Paul's. Saint Pauls is a one the oldest church's in KC. The reason we were at the church was to help with the food pantry. There were many job; Jackson and I cleaned a dungeon like space that at first was not that hard but we hit a little bump. There was a small window sill that was very,very,very dirty. When we tried to clean it, the water in our bucket turned black. We handled the situation by changing water often and we got it done.
While we were working on the dungeon, Sarah and Ashlee were sweeping the rooms where neighbors would be shopping. Jordan was busy cutting up boxes for recycling.
So the church has a small free farmers market/grocery store for people that couldn't afford to buy them. So people were getting a slip of paper and this told them how many groceries that they could get. All the guys took on the job helping the shoppers take bags from their cart to their car. Sarah was in charge of prepping shopping carts with boxes/bags and Ashlee had the fun job of untangling all the donated plastic bags.
The last thing that we did for today was we had a small church service with some of the people that went to the church. The interesting thing about this service is that it is in both English and Spanish. We had LGG (Large group gathering) and we talked about parts of our day and sang songs. Then we switched to Church group time and talked about our day. It was fun.
Today was another busy day for all the groups. Chad, Ben, Caty and Abby enjoyed sorting and hanging clothes at a thrift store. Chad learned about child clothing sizes and may be scarred for life. Claire, Teagan and Brett continued to work with young children at an art camp. The kids continued working on their bird houses and played games with our youth.
We had authentic mexican tacos as a community member helped prepare our evening meal. They were very good and many of the kids -- ok so did I -- went back for seconds. We walked over to the community grocery store which focuses on mexican food. There was pop from Mexico, cooking ingrediants from Mexico and other specialty products that you do not find at our local Hy-Vee or Fareway.
The church where our activities took place has a bilingual Sunday service. We were able to experience what that was like by having a worship service tonight. The songs are sung in both english and spanish -- one verse in english and then the next in spanish. The litergy is spoken in both english and spanish so that everyone hears the same Bible passages and sermon. It was very interesting and gave the kids a good idea what it would be like during a service on Sundays.
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