Saturday, March 8, 2014

Thoughts on Day 3

Day 3 begins at 6 AM. Lunches are packed, breakfasts are served, and the team is headed out the door for a long day at Habitat for Humanity. We arrive around 7:30 and get straight to work; Lumber is moved and cinder blocks are stacked. Our amazing teamwork this week has really paid off- the foundation of the house we're working on is finally finished!

At noon, we leave the Habitat for Humanity site and arrive at a nearby park, where we split up into groups and disperse throughout the neighborhood. Collaborating with a few other student groups from around the country, we cleaned up yards, streets, and sidewalks. The combination of a sunny day and the gratitude that was shown from residents and passersby put us all in a great mood. 

We said goodbye to the friends we made at the park and headed over to the Trinity Church for Shalom Zone. Just as we had expected, we arrived to an auditorium full of kids aged 5-14 bouncing off the walls. Our games and team-building activities were as successful as they were tiring! I'm sure I speak for everyone when I say I wish we could've spent more time with the group of kids we just met, but I'm so glad we were able to meet some of our teaching goals and we all had such a great time. 

Finally, back to HONO. Homemade dinner is delicious after a tiring day, and we re-energize as we prepare for the rest of the week. Can't wait to perform at the Habitat site tomorrow!

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