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Portland 2015 | Hump Day Edition

When it comes to Wednesday, I think that it can be summed up best by Ricky Bobby:

The Recap:

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?

Pope Francis love the Modesto Nuts!

Pope Francis love the Modesto Nuts!

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.

The Images:



  1. Kristine says:

    You guys rock! I am so impressed and amazed at the stories I am hearing about your service. It is delightful to see the pictures as well and see the smiles on everyone’s faces. I can almost hear the laughter! I am praying for you all today as you get ready to participate in the Night Strike event. What an incredible opportunity you have to make a difference in the lives of the people you are serving! May you walk away from this week, knowing the joy and hope that we have in the Lord, and feeling used up but in incredibly awesome ways! Blessings on you all! Kristine

  2. Chad & Phoebe Jane says:

    Dear Joseph:

    I miss you. I hope you feel better (we heard you were sick). I hope you’re having a good time. And I can’t wait till you get home! –Smooooooch, PJ

    Hey Joseph, I hope you are having a good time and feeling well. I’m doing well but I got sick after you left and . . . I slept in your bed and then threw up. just kidding. I love you and can’t wait to see you! -elijah

    It sounds like you all are having a wonderful trip. We can’t wait to hear about it in person. Your Humpty Dumpty magazine came in the mail. And we washed your Dora-the-Explorer sheets; so they’ll be fresh when you get home. –Papa

  3. […] is now over.  I won’t go into all the details of our service on Thursday.  You can read Wednesday’s account and get a real flavor for for we did on Thursday during the day.  The biggest difference between […]

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