Work your fingers to the bone… Whadda ya get?
Five HAPPY Head Start Directors! We went to 5 different head start program today and raked leaves, picked up trash and scrubbed their playground equipment! Believe me when I tell you, this was no easy thing! Their Federal Regulation Inspections are in a week and a half! Tomorrow starts their own pre-inspections! This is very serious for each one of their daycare/early childhood programs! It helps with their funding and literally keeps them open! One of the directors didn’t know we were coming and was so excited because she was going to have to stay there all night to get everything cleaned for her first inspection in the morning! All of us leaders were so proud of our students as they worked so hard for people we didn’t meet and children we don’t know so they can continue their good work to help these kids get a ‘head start’ in what they should know by the time they begin Kindergarten!
Can I just say that I didn’t know plastic coated swing set chains could get so dirty? Cleaning the chains was extremely important – it was one of the things that other Head Start Programs failed on …. Dirty swing set chains! AND… it’s not easy to clean plastic coated swing set chains! YOWZA! We are now professionals at it, however, we no longer want to do it! HA!
We enjoyed a well-earned dinner at Los Compadres!
We finished our evening practicing our program for tomorrow night at New Life Family Church! Please pray for us and our time of singing, skits, games, story-time and craft time! Our students are very talented and it’s going to be a fun time! Pray for the children that will come tomorrow night! We want to make ‘quick friends’ and be able to pray with them and for them! Everyone participates in making the evening happen! Please pray for our team!
Introduce group and story teller (Yasmine) Worship (Brittany, Sara, Mr. Chapman, Yasmine) Skit (Gabe, Joey, Matthew, Allen, Aston) Chalk Drawing (Jay, Jane, Hannah G) Scripture Game (Mrs. G, Mr. Miller) Prayer (all of us) Crafts (all of us)
Tomorrow during the day we will go to Boswell and paint! We will now be working with the Self-Help Housing Department of Little Dixie! Pray for us as we travel, paint, and minister!
These students are WONDERFUL! Thank you for allowing them to come!
Hannah Fron – we miss you girl!
Mrs. Killens sent me a text this morning with a scripture for the team. Psalm 4:6 “Many are asking who can show us any good? Let the light of your face shine upon us oh Lord.” May his love flood the hearts of those they serve as they see His goodness shown to them in so many ways!
Amen! Many times we will minister to others without knowing it! Working at all the places today, I know there were many that were amazed that 10th grade students had come from Texas to help them!
Our devotional this morning was Galatians 5:13-25
The first part of this passage describes our freedom in Christ: freedom not to live sinfully, but freedom to glorify God through our actions. It is through the actions and the focus of our hearts that we produce the Fruit of the Spirit. We can break down these fruit into four groups:
- Love: “Love the Lord with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and love your neighbor as yourself
- Joy and Peace: As a believer, we strive to live each day in a state of joyfulness and have our hearts at peace
- Graces: These are the graces we extend to others: patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, and gentleness
- Self-Control: The conquering of the flesh
Challenge – Look at each one of the Fruits of the Spirit! Ask God to search your heart – How are you doing?