This past weekend, our church had our own little mission trip. We didn't take a plane out of the country but stayed right here in West Des Moines! We split up into 4 different groups and accomplished so much in 4 days!
Some of the activities our group did were: our service team projects, cleaning, handing out water and granola bars at Gray's Lake, Raccoon River outreach, and a car wash! The other groups did a lot of the same things but also a few other activities were added to their schedules. I believe the Lord is doing some work here on the West Side :) It was great to see how soft and receptive people were to God's love.
Our days started between 8:30 and 10 with breakfast and worship and we headed home most nights in time to tuck Emma in to bed around 8-8:30. I came home with her for an hour or so for some down time, but the days were long but good. We're blessed to be part of such a gospel minded church. Here's a few pictures from the car wash.
|Pat stood in front of Hy-Vee for 4 hours |
advertising in unique ways for the car wash!
|What a hard working crew!|
Emma spent most of Mission Community (M:C) in her stroller. She's pretty comfortable in it as you can see from the pictures. These are from a day we went on a walk, but she loves being in her stroller and can sit in there for hours sometimes!
|The cutest little booties!|
|Working on more tummy time!|
|Intently checking out the elephant.|
|She loves looking at herself in the mirror!|