Monday, July 18, 2016


Here's Matt's account of the team he helped out with this morning:

One of the exciting things about this years’ transition from Londonderry to Chester is that we now get to SERVE the school that is hosting us. Chester Elementary has graciously given us use of their building for the next two weeks, and unlike years past at Floodbrook, the students will have the opportunity to work at the school they are staying at alongside the summer facilities staff. This morning three hope boys, three hope girls, and three storehouse boys joined myself, Mo and Jonny in an epic excursion of parking lot line painting! We got off to a great start! We emphasized the need for accuracy and precision, and if you had been there, you would have thought they were professionals! The professionalism only lasted for a bit before it was time to head back to South Londonderry to rendezvous with the rest of the groups and have lunch.

There were many other professionals working in the area this morning. Our Vacation Bible School teams were rocking at the Town Hall in Londonderry learning motions and movements to songs, getting to know kids names, and having a ton of fun. There was another team out in the community at the Collaborative and they spent most of their time in the community garden and spreading wood chips on the playground.

We used our afternoon time wisely - having lunch and a quick swim at Memorial Park and then beating the rain back to the town hall so the students could get some quiet devotional time in and then worship followed by a message from Kathleen. After that it was off to showers and the a rendezvous at Cavendish for our evening service project.

Many students from all three churches helped with the VBS while others prepared dinner, and two other teams went out in the community for two weeding projects - one at a house in the community and the other at a CSA farm.

We had an incredible day serving God and these communities. Don't miss the pictures here to see more of our awesome day!