To Aisquith Family & Friends
This will be a recap of yesterday, with some pictures and some information about today and upcoming activities. Let me start by saying this is version two, as I am new to blogging and just lost the last 25 minutes of typing and need to move fast before the dinner bell rings! Pictures can be viewed by clicking on the bold text below:
Allison catching some zzz's
Here is a shot of our very roomy and spacious bus (assuming your seat partner is sleeping on the floor!). As you can see we were all quite tired on the way down (about 12 hours in all to get here).
Here is a shot of some of our gang in front of a local store in town. Bless John C. for taking them out in the evening. The town itself is normally only a couple minutes away; however, a one-lane road and a summer festival make for quite the driving experience! As you can see, they all appear to be well rested and on their second wind!
As for today, after breakfast and devotionals, we started the morning with a walk to the local Baptist church. It was quite the experience from our normal worship at Aisquith. Aside from the usual new songs to sing, we were asked to sing as a group in front of the congregation. What was really interesting was the fact that the sermon is conducted by chanting. Once the preacher started reading the Word, he did not stop till he was finished. More amazing still is the fact that he is 91! After lunch, we took a tour of the Smith house. This is where we will be working on painting during the week. Additionally, we drove by one of the two senior centers that we will be visiting in the mornings (staring Wednesday). Tonight we wrap-up with a group devotional that includes all 4 participating churches; we then meet by ourselves. Oh, and lest I forget, we all get to clean the restrooms and showers- Yes; Aisquith has drawing bathroom duties (thanks for all the gloves Donna!). We'll, now I am even later than before and need to get a few things done before dinner. Look for an update late tomorrow night with pictures from our workday at the Smith household. Until then, thanks again for your thoughts and prayers. May God's grace be keeping you well (and non-stressed) at home!
In His Service,
- Andy -