Yesterday was a long one. Our students were up and ready to go at 7:30 a.m. Half of our students went to play bingo and have conversations with homeless people. The other half went to learn about a vegetable garden project from a ministry called Feed By Grace, which employs homeless men and women to grow organic vegetables right here in Fort Worth.
Then we all went to a place called Ester House, which is a home for women coming out of being sexually exploited. We painted, cleaned and did a lot of gardening. I am so proud of how hard our students worked. We even had a group come back later in the day to work for another 2 hours to finish painting.
After lunch our team made over 200 Samaritan kits, which are packets of toiletries, food and a Bible verse that they can take with them and hand out to homeless people they see around town.
What I’m seeing is that our students are longing to play a meaningful part in the kingdom of God. All of them love it when we give them an important task to do and tell them how it impacts others for Christ. They are longing to be included in what God is doing and can handle it when you challenge them.
Today we are doing more learning as well as getting to play with refugee children. Capped off with our family celebration dinner.