Monday, April 13, 2009

Day 5 - St Bart's and Neighborlink

Bekah and Ashlee are our bloggers for today.

Here is their report for Monday: Today was a fantastic day! We started out this morning at St. Bart's Church cleaning up their church yard by performing various outdoor activities. We raked leaves and collected branches all morning. We were injury free with the exception of Mrs. Savidge getting a concussion from being attacked by a tree. hahaha (true story) Anyway, we continued the day at an absolutely fabulous Greek restaurant. This is the exact restaurant where the movie "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" was filmed, WOOOHOOO!!. It was a marvelous meal. After that, we went to a small candy store with a huge selection of candy.

We then proceeded to subdivide into two work teams. We traveled to two different apartments where we cleaned for the elderly. It was long but successful and rewarding. We came back to the church and made an enormous amount of bagged lunches. Ashlee and Bekah made the best peanut butter and jelly sandwiches known to mankind (hahaha jk. everyone worked extremely hard). We were preparing these bagged lunches (with these amazing sandwiches, haha) for our sandwich run. We distributed these lunches and socks to the less fortunate that are currently living on the streets. This was an interesting and moving experience.

It was very eye-opening to be able to communicate and even relate with people we had never even met before. Even though we had a long and exhausting day it was well worth the work.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Toronto Team!

    I'm really enjoying reading through what you guys are doing there - and seeing the pictures is really fun. Except maybe the one of the pigs.........not my favorite one for sure. It's wonderful that you have the opportunity to meet the people where they are and help them with immediate needs. What a blessing it must be to bring God's love to people you have never met! May God bless all of you and fill you each with His Holy Spirit for strength and the right words to say at His leading. Keep up the good work!

    God bless,
    Mrs. Pagano