Chi Rho Mission Trip Day 5

Chi Rho Mission Trip Day 5

Today we did more than build objects.  Today we lifted souls.  There was a change in the type of work.  We distributed backpacks and school supplies to those who would struggle with purchasing these things for their children.  Many faces were all smiles as people received their supplies.  Our group also prepared produce for a food distribution that was held at the Morgan Scott Project site.  Still more smiles were shared.  And that was all before lunch!  Some of the group mowed the lawn and cleared brush at the Project, while the rest of the group sorted through donated clothes that would eventually end up in the thrift store.  Several people also found some awesome, cute and handsome clothes.

We saw God in the people that got backpacks, in the people that received food, and in the cooperation of our group while we sorted through bags upon bags of clothes.

This trip has informed us of the lifestyles and incredible attitudes of the less fortunate.  We expected them to be less happy because of their financial standing, but they were some of the joyful people we’ve ever met.  We are already wondering whether or not we will be able to come back to the area next year to reunite with the new friends we’ve made.  Our group has grown closer through laughing and assisting others in a very short week.

Max, Lauren, Cece, and Tyler

Abbye napping... sort of

Abbye napping… sort of

Allison being a model

Allison being a model

Tom being motherly

Tom being motherly

Jenny being a wizard?

Jenny being a wizard?

More sorting

More sorting

Sam and Tommy building a fire

Sam and Tommy building a fire

Ben mowing outside the Project

Ben mowing outside the Project

Sorting clothes

Sorting clothes

Taryn being sassy

Taryn being sassy

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The little man being big

The little man being big

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Man, they're super

Man, they’re super

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Turtles in a half shell?

Turtles in a half shell?

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Lauren packing backs

Lauren packing backs

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Heroic poses

Heroic poses

Cara doing paperwork

Cara doing paperwork

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Breaking down boxes?

Breaking down boxes?

Distributing backpacks

Distributing backpacks

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More dancing

More dancing

Dancing

Dancing

Tyler playing guitar at Pickin' and Grinnin'

Tyler playing guitar at Pickin’ and Grinnin’

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Singing Wagon Wheel at Pickin' and Grinnin'

Singing Wagon Wheel at Pickin’ and Grinnin’

Front row selfie

Front row selfie

Ben and Liam's van selfie

Ben and Liam’s van selfie

Liam being a shark

Liam being a shark

Lauren, Jenny and Taryn

Lauren, Jenny and Taryn

Sam and Tommy

Sam and Tommy

Max, Ben and Liam

Max, Ben and Liam

Front row selfie

Front row selfie

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