Reflections on Day 1 of Our Great Work

July 10, 2012 — 1 Comment


Yesterday was a great day.

It was the first day of our Great Work–painting the interior of John Evans IB Middle School.  Wow, this is going to be a huge job!

About 150 people showed up throughout the day to prepare the building to be painted, which involved cleaning, removing things off of the walls, and lots and lots of paper, plastic, and blue painter’s tape.

We had to cover the lockers, the lights, the baseboards, the doors, the vents, and a myriad of other fixtures that we don’t want to be painted.  We finally finished covering everything about 7 pm last night so we are ready to start painting this morning.

As we prepare to get started again this morning, let me share a few of my favorite memories from the first day of our Great Work.

The kids enthusiastically cleaning all of the baseboards.

Gary Hamilton cutting paper for almost 5 hours straight and refusing to take a break.

People writing Scriptures on the walls of the school.

And my favorite memory from yesterday is of a young woman, with special needs, who worked diligently with her Assistant, to write a verse on the wall in one of the back hallways.  The Aide read the verse slowly and carefully while the other young woman carefully wrote the verse one letter at a time.  It was a beautiful thing to witness.

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One response to Reflections on Day 1 of Our Great Work

  1. 
    Linda Chambers July 11, 2012 at 7:29 am

    I must say I just love Journey Christian Church. You do so much practical applications for the gospel. So unselfish and caring. Love the challenge of “Eats with sinners” that inspires the need to love all people, warts and all.

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