After a hearty breakfast we left for the work site around 8:30. It is about a 45 minute drive from the retreat center to the site. Here is Kyle in front of the trailer we are working on.
Pictures are out of order, but here is a beautiful picture of the retreat center after the "sunrise" that the girls were looking for:)
Our group divided into two groups- construction group and VBS group. The children slowly came to our vbs at an outdoor pavilion in the trailer park. This gorgeous girl was such a treasure- we had coloring stuff, art and crafts, and nail polish to entice the kids to come to vbs.
This is totally upside down but we also did some sidewalk chalk with the kids.
Here is one of the amazing stories from today. I chose the vbs for my work site and one of the first girls that came to the vbs was a sweet 11 year old girl. As I got her started in making a beaded necklace, I asked her how many siblings she had. She got quiet and said she had 7 but now only has 6. I told her I was sorry about her sibling and she said that her 7 year old sister died last year of cancer. I was stunned. I then told her I too had had a seven year old that had cancer at one time. She then drew me a picture and put hearts on it. Of the roughly 1,000 people that call this trailer park home only God would send one to me at vbs whose life had also been touched by cancer.
Closing after chapel tonight in our small group :)