Well, the City Sights crew is safely home and enjoying the comforts of home tonight. We have some really fantastic middle school students out there in Western KY. They worked hard these last couple of days and really made a difference to a little congregation of 15 immigrants (and their 30 children). I’ll be posting some more pictures on the youth blog tomorrrow.
A few funny things happened today.
First of all, someone donated an organ to the church we’ve been working at during the night last night. The coordinator called Steve (the youth guy in BG) to tell him. He said, “oh, great!” She said, “it’s in the middle the sanctuary (where we’ve been painting). He said, “oh, no!” He was telling me about it when David (one of my 7th grade guys) was standing near by.
Steve: The church had an organ donated last night.
Me: Oh! That’s fantastic.
David: Hey, what organ was it?
Me (pause for confusion): Oh–not like a liver. The musical kind.
A few of us had to visit Walmart to pick up supplies. We bought some shelving units, some curtains for the basement windows, some storage bins, some classroom supplies (crayons, markers, scissors, glue sticks, construction paper–none of which they had), and some red paint for the front doors. We only needed a quart of paint. The first two that they tried to make EXPLODED in the paint mixer. We got the final quart half price because we waited so long.
Also, we left the Bowling Green church at 4:30 this afternoon. There were nine of us in the Henderson group and 8 people in the group headed to Mayfield. They were going to follow us to Chick-Fil-A for dinner (in BG). Now, CFA was WAY out of our way, but the kids wanted to go there and we had some extra time, so we decided to do it. We got directions from Steve and immediately got lost. Then we made our way back to the church (crazy one way streets) and started over. Then we got stuck in traffic. The power was out in much of BG (big storm). The traffic was terrible. We finally made it to CFA after about an hour or more of driving and looking for back ways (and having to turn two great big vehicles around in a car dealership). We unloaded our vans and one of the employees stuck his head out the window to tell us they were CLOSED b/c they had no power.
So the guy gave us alternate directions to get to the parkway and avoid most of the traffic and we finally got on it after driving around BG so long we could have already made it home.
And then we had to stop at MCDONALDS (which is Hebrew for NASTY) in Morgantown. Thank goodness for the Subway down the road and for Ginny and Sarah who hiked to bring some back for us.
So now I’m home for another week. Then I go to Mammoth Cave with the youth group (overnight). Then I do some other youth trips (not overnight). Then Jenny visits. Then I go to Texas. Then I panic because school is about to start and I still have a lot of things to do that I haven’t made time for all summer. Then I take a week of vacation right before school starts.
Summer is flying by!