Our team has bonded quite well and we are seeing spiritual growth among team members. It’s encouraging to see them help one another and lift one another up. They are very open during devotions with their testimonies and prayers. The teens continue to maintain a positive attitude with the work of trimming overgrown bushes and trees, picking up trash and transporting large rocks up the hill for the rock garden. We are making inquiries about a fencing project to protect the school children from the public that will be using the restaurant, this will be a good project for the team as they will leave a lasting mark that they were here. Sunday we went to Jerusalem for church and had the opportunity to go to the Old City and walk where Jesus walked. We walked on Via Dolorosa and saw where Jesus was crucified, where He was wrapped and His burial place. Following evening devotionsk there was interesting discussion about the ornate cathedrals placed upon these areas. We also had opportunity to go to the Wailing Wall and this too prompted some great discussion about our faith in a risen Lord who is alive in each of us and available to us at all times. It was a great day, with great sharing time followed by a time of popcorn and quizzing, just a fun way to end the day.
Lauren Howland – We started our work this week. Our jobs have been to clean up trash and dig holes for seating areas. The work isn’t easy but it is god to get to see the progress we make and the weather is actually perfect to work in. There is always a breeze and the view is absolutely fantastic!!
Caleb McAndrew – Things have been great. Everyone is working together and we’ve been getting a lot done. It’s awesome to see to see how much of a difference has already been made; I look forward greatly to what The Lord will accomplish through us here. We all got to go to Jerusalem and see some biblical landmarks such as where they believe Christ was crucified, wrapped and buried. And the Wailing Wall. It’s amazing to think that where we walked on Sunday, Jesus walked 2,000 years ago. We also go to go to a local church and sing! So far it has been a truly amazing experience.