Wednesday, July 29, 2015

SPY Day 5

We had another busy day at our worksites! Team Orange finished laying new flooring in one room and began work in the final bedroom. They will start installing the new flooring tomorrow and are motivated by the challenge to get it finished on our final workday here at SPY! Team Maroon spent the day painting more cool sealing on the roof, slowly getting the laminate tile up from the kitchen, ripping out some dry rotted walls, weed eating, and removing the appliances from the trailer. 

This evening was the community cookout for dinner which is such a neat tradition at SPY. Every work group has the opportunity to invite their homeowners to join us for dinner and worship on Wednesday. It's a really neat opportunity to deepen the relationship between the youth and those they are serving. Of course, team maroon doesn't have a home owner and team orange's homeowner wasn't able to make it, but there were several families there which was really neat to see!

After dinner we had another great worship service followed by a team project.  Each work team was tasked with painting a rock as a gift for their homeowner.  At Fieldstone UMC, when you join the church, you put your name on a rock and place it around the altar.  This is because their vision statement is ROCK- Reaching, Open, Connecting, Kindling. So this rock was to represent Fieldstone UMC, our individual church and each member of the team! Each work group did an awesome job creating a really unique and special gift for their site.  We were then each given a small rock to paint and take home. The youth were so creative in their designs. Check it out:

It's hard to believe that tomorrow is our last full day here at Project SPY! Pray for strength and motivation to keep up the energy to complete our tasks at hand for our last day at the work site. The youth have been doing an amazing job!

Grace and Peace,
Rev. Lyndsie Blakely 

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