Saturday, July 23, 2016

What a Week

We’re nearing the end of an incredible week and we couldn’t be more thankful for the way that everything fell into place. We still have the bonfire ahead of us, which is happening tonight and is always a highlight of SERVE, so we’re ready for this week to get even better.

Tim summed up the week pretty well during Covenant Night last night when he said, “Sometimes God works in strange ways. This week he decided to take a bunch of people who didn’t know each other, throw them together in rural Vermont, make them do work, and expected them to get along. And guess what? It worked.” We are in awe of the relationships that were formed this week and how much our students grew. Going along with that is something that is often overlooked, but our leaders have also been challenged and grown exponentially in the process. Ask any one of them when they get back and I’m sure they’ll have some stories for you.

The kids have made an impact at every site they worked at and the people they served are all incredibly thankful. They’ve made memories that will never leave them, and I can say that as a fact since I’m a SERVE veteran myself.  They will be returning home with more than just service experience, but strengthened relationships, changed lives, and the knowledge that God loves them and how to love others.