Friday, March 6, 2015

A Day of Culminations

Today (Thursday, March 5) was our last day on the Habitat for Humanity site and boy was it cold! We spent most of the morning cleaning the inside of the houses and finishing work on the concrete we laid yesterday. All of our work culminated in a performance inside one of the houses for some of the neighbors, another group from a nearby site, and the future owners of the house. We are so grateful that we got to welcome the new owners into their home with what was surely a memorable afternoon of singing, dancing, and fun.

After our performance, we packed up and headed over to KCCA for our last day of teaching. In the last hour, each of our respective groups (dance, music, drama, and Shalom Zone) gave performances for each other. Laughter, enthusiasm, and positive energy filled the room as each group performed, and I couldn't help but smile when I saw how much the kids were enjoying themselves. My group of kids in particular (musicians) had been working on a drumline cadence for the past two days, and I was so proud to see them perform it on stage for their peers.

Three days of work on the Habitat site and with KCCA was exhausting to say the least, but I came home today with inspiration and a warm heart. Seeing the smiles on everyone's faces today - teammates, students, and audience members alike - was the greatest gift I could have asked for.

Tomorrow we perform for Lusher Charter School. Stay tuned!

Jacob Wellman

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