When it comes to Wednesday, I think that it can be summed up best by Ricky Bobby:
Wednesday was the day of the morning switch up. We continued to serve at St. Andre Bessette and UGM, but the groups switched up the spots. SG1 went to St. A-B and SG2 went to UGM. Both groups were able to jump right in and serve hard. Food service, guest hospitality, clothing bank, coffee, hygiene kits and even some bread baking were all part of the morning service activities. Both ministries are terrific and rewarding to serve with. We have been blessed to be able to partner with both of them.
It also turns out that Pope Francis is a Modesto Nuts fan…who knew?
SG1 again each made two lunches each and used the extra one to share with someone on the streets. We saw quite a few of the same people as yesterday. Justus really liked the man he ate with on Tuesday and found him again for another lunch and conversation. The other students were able to meet new people and share lunch with them
In the afternoon, both groups headed to the same afternoon spots they have been with since Monday. Games, sports, building relationships were on the menu.
Wednesday was our free night, and after dinner at the food trucks, we headed off to the $.05 arcade for a evening of games, prizes and fun.
Our students have been exemplary this week in the ways they have served and loved. It is so great to see how they are willing to step out of their comfort zones to do what is necessary. They are all serving with joy and without any complaining. They also find any excuse to create games and activities during any hint of downtime. They really are a fun, engaging group of students. They have been a blessing to every ministry they have served with.
Tonight is the weekly Night Strike under the Burnside Bridge. I am looking forward to hearing the stories that come from tonight…stay tuned kids.