Milwaukee Update 3
Rain, Rain, Go Away…
We got hit by a torrential downpour today. it delayed our departure Wednesday morning, but the students made the best of it. Just as the rain was getting the best of us, the students ran outside and started dancing in the rain. Dancing turned into a mini celebration, which then became a giant mosh pit in the largest puddles. Before we knew it, the students were lying in the puddles swimming upstream. A great way to wake up and start the day!
After drying off and changing for the day, we loaded the vans to do more damage on the city of Milwaukee. We split the groups up and sent half of them to Adollum and the other half to the school. Frank’s garage is out for the rest of the week. The students got too much done too quickly! They are waiting on an inspection on the work that has been completed on the garage before they are able to move forward with the project. So, we are down to two.
The group has done a great job of being flexible and open to whatever work can be done. They have worked so well together. It has been such a fun group to be with this week.
Our evening time together was very powerful. After a short study on servanthood, we looked at John 13, the first footwashing ceremony. Following the teaching time the students gathered in their groups to wash one another’s feet and spend time in prayer for each other. Each student had their feet washed and each student spent time in prayer as we made our way around the circle. it is fun to watch these kids love each other. They do it so well. What an awesome example of how Jesus said that the world would know that we are his disciples…by our love. Man, I wish people could witness these typed of things outside of the church walls!
Thursday is our community cookout. We are hoping for no rain in the afternoon. This is such an instrumental means of reaching the community. It is also the best way to usher in reconciliation that is needed so badly in this area. Should be a great day!