Sorry for the lack of blogging yesterday, I did sit down to write but got distracted. It's Phil's fault.
Anyway, today we went to work with Crossroads Ministries, a homebuilding ministry that creates custom homes in low-income neighborhoods where families have rented for generations, and offers affordable mortgages so that these individuals can own their own homes and gain more economic independence and a sense of well... ownership.
We spent all morning tackling an overgrown lot where Crossroads will be building a new home. It was pretty jungle-fied, complete with vines crawling over the fence and large bugs, but thanks to weed-whackers, pocket-knives, lawn-movers, sturdy gloves and old-fashioned elbow grease, we conquered and left a couple of nicely trimmed-up, cleaned-out lots in our wake.
After a satisfying brown bag lunch in the vans, (PB&J... Mmmm...) We went to Celebration Church's other campus to help clean, build, scrub, break down boxes, fill up dumpsters, and install a new computer system in the Christian School at Celebration.
Tonight, we're going back to Celebration for some leadership training with the leaders of their singles' groups. Hopefully we'll get a chance to pass on everything that serving at Fuel has taught us in a clear, effective way.