We’ve completed 2 days at work camp!
We’ve gotten to know out crew very well that we didn’t have the opportunity to do with 36,000 people in New Orleans. We’ve also gotten to know our residents fairly well. All of our residents are fabulous and even though we came to serve them, they’ve discovered ways to serve us. They’ve provided food, company, and knowledge that we wouldn’t have experienced If they weren’t there. Our breakfast is in the cafeteria, then we have packed lunches at our sites, then come back for snack and dinner. It’s not quite the New Orleans gumbo we were treated to last week, but thats not why we’re here. At programs we alternate between sitting with our youth group and our crew. Having devotions with our crew and youth group have helped us share the day with everyone. At evening programs we sing and dance and we’re planning on teaching some of those songs to all of YOU!
From Youth Gathering to Workcamp (in one easy step?)
The great part of the trip from the youth gathering to workcamp was that God not only gave us safe travels, but kept us pretty close to schedule. Despite a flight delay – our plane had to taxi back to the airport to let off a youth who was having a medical emergency along with an advisor – we got back to Salem by 11:50, 10 minutes ahead of schedule.
Haley, Hannah and Marjo made quick stops at home to repack and managed to make it out to North Branford by 2:10. After a tour of the facilities, we got settled in our room full of other campers and then attended the opening program at 3:00. Following dinner we went to the evening program where we met our crews and learned what project each of our crews would be working on this week.
Each crew consists of 6 people, 1-2 adults and 4-5 youth, all from different churches. Each person on the crew has a job for the week. The break maker gets lunch & drinks, the devotions leader leads devotions, the organizer keeps the crew packet & 1st aid kit and leads travel talk, the progress reporter reports our progress, the quartermaster gets the tools & ladders, and the work director makes sure the project gets completed. In their crews, Hannah is an organizer, Marjo is a break maker, and Haley is a work organizer.
Marjo is painting the interior of a house, Haley is painting the exterior of a large house and installing new windows, and Hannah is painting a front porch and rebuilding back stairs.
We had an evening program, youth group devotions, and all 3 of us were asleep before lights out at 11:00.
We’ll tell you about our first day of work later…
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