It's been quite a day! We went to Phil's Friends this morning to aid their mission of providing support and hope to those affected by cancer. We donated our care package items, colored cards for the patients and filled the bags for care packages. As a group, we colored about 150 cards - which at first seemed like a lot, but considering they send out almost 15,000 cards a month, it's just a drop in the hope bucket. But we were so happy to help in the small way we could.
After lunch, it was finally time for the Blessing Quest! We divided into 7 teams and set out to bless the area community through different good deeds and show them God's love. We had some neat interactions, big and small, and while we may not ever know how the things we did impacted the people we encountered, we know God works in AMAZING ways.
We enjoyed a delicious meal at Portillo's, and some of us went back to Feed My Starving Children for one last pack, while the rest of the crew went back to the church to clean up New Song for service tomorrow morning.
Two of our families had to leave tonight to head back home, so please pray for safe travels for them, as well as the rest of us tomorrow. It's been a great week, albeit full of stress and the challenges of living outside of our comfort zone with our children. It certainly hasn't been a perfect week, but we pray it has been a God-honoring week, full of love, and impactful memories, especially for our kids. As parents, it is our greatest desire to see our kids solidified in their faith, and we pray this trip is one seed planted deeply in their hearts that will lead them to an everlasting faith in Jesus.