Thursday is over and the week is almost out. Today I encouraged our kids from Galatians 6:9 to “not become weary in doing good” because God will produce something if we don’t give up.
In the morning, we served at an elderly home. Breaking up into small groups of three and four, we visited the residents to hear from them, talk to them, and pray with them. My group of guys had the privilege of speaking with two older ladies who had both live through segregation and integration in the D.C. area. The other groups had a diversity of stories from those they visited.
In the afternoon, we served a woman named Hannah Hawkins, who runs the organization Child of Mine, a youth center for inner city kids. We had the chance to serve her one woman operation by cleaning and moving things for her. She also shared some of her challenges and experiences running the organization.
In the evening, we had Vietnamese Pho, which was delicious, and followed it up with frozen yogurt. Afterwards, We met together on the steps of the Basilica to reflect on the day. There, we broke into groups and prayed over one another. The boys had a chance to pray over and encourage our city host, Tim. Everyone left energized and encouraged.
Today began slowly and laboriously. The fatigue of the week is beginning to creep up on our team. But the good food and prayer seemed to re-energize us all. God has been very good and has encouraged us with His grace.
Pray that we finish strong, that we are all able to be a witness in D.C. on this last day of service and evangelism. Pray that those with whom we share the gospel receive it with faith and that our teens are especially impacted today.