We started out today working on two service projects; this time the homes were next door to each other. On one we put up a new porch and the other needed a complete makeover including the entire exterior repainted, one exterior wall rebuilt, all new windows put in and a sheet metal roof! This home belonged to Jeanie. As she began to tell the story of the house we discovered that it has been in her family for over 80 years! Needless to say, it was very special to her and she often teared up stating “you guys just have no idea how grateful I am.”
Then later at the carnival, (family fun night with games) we were able to see the fruit of a seed planted yesterday! When one of our teams started out on the “grill walk” offering hot dogs and inviting everyone to the carnival, they ran into two girls walking down the street. We asked if they wanted any food and started making conversation. Then we offered to let them walk with us inviting more people and they actually came! They were able to witness us giving, praying, and sharing all first hand! At the end of the night, one of our students took the opportunity to share the gospel with them and since we sensed they weren’t quite ready, we gave them tracts and asked them to share what they learned with us at the carnival the next day. We are so excited to share that they not only came and shared what they learned, but one, Addi, decided to ask Jesus into her heart at the end of the night!
Join us in celebrating Miss Addi and everyone else who made decisions to follow Jesus tonight!
Please pray as we walk into Dover tomorrow and invite more people to the carnival there. Pray that we would see the people above the tasks and look for opportunities to make them feel valued and loved; ultimately by the King of kings!