Sunday, April 14, 2013

I Wish We Could Be There To See Their Faces!

This weekend we took part in a volunteer effort to clean up a local middle school. It was the school that Diana attended and in recent years has lost a lot of funding - like most schools I think - and one thing they've cut back on is landscaping. The principal said that when it comes time to make cuts, the last thing to go is the teachers. So the place doesn't look that great, but no one has lost their job. And I agree with her completely. People should always come first.

So 5 churches in the area got together and went to work. We pulled weeds, trimmed bushes, raked leaves, swept sidewalks and scattered bark. They said there were over 200 people that showed up. The principal told me that she hadn't told the students OR the teachers that we were coming and she couldn't wait to see the looks on their faces come Monday morning!

 
 
 

 




It rained for a little while but it didn't stop us for long!

 

 







This was taken at the end, after most of the people had gone home.
It was such an amazing day!
 

5 comments:

Caz said...

How brilliant that so many people responded to a need for somthing to be done. Our local middle school here is trying to start up a community garden, and I hope I can get involved.

Sharaya said...

Pastor Chase told me he met you guys! They showed pictures in our service yesterday, it looks like you got a lot done!

Jenny said...

So cool you guys all pitched in to do that :)

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Kristin said...

very cool!