Monday, June 27, 2011

Starting With a Smile! (Saturday to Monday)

Welcome to the DC SERVE blog for 2011!

All the SERVEants arrived Saturday with much better weather this year than last year!

Apologies for the delay in getting the blog up and running! There were a few (OK maybe a LOT) of technical difficulties, but we're happy to be up and running and able to bring you daily updates from now on!

God has truly blessed us with a great group of students and leaders! Right from the beginning, we smile at the sight of new friendships being made, great moments during worship, and fellow christians growing in faith and spirit.

Going back to Saturday's arrival-- people from Michigan, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, and areas in Canada graced the Washington Christian Academy with their travel worn faces. After some unpacking and fun on the slip-and-slide, it was time for some worship and icebreakers. Only 10 hours in and you can already see the SERVEnts growing closer.

On Sunday the group was split (because of sheer number!) and everyone visited the Silver Spring or Washington DC Christian Reformed Churches. The congregations at the sister churches were so happy to meet their prayer partners and thankful to see such helpful hearts in blue t-shirt uniform.

Following the services everyone was off to the National Zoo! Equipped with a photo/fact scavenger hunt, SERVE DC took the Zoo by storm. Thankfully, the weather was graceful enough to remain below 90.

And now we come to Monday, the first day at worksites! Scattered across the district, groups worked on various projects ranging from organizing supplies to be distributed to those in need, to removing invasive plant species from the Anacostia Watershed.

Photos and videos from the days past will be posted shortly! We're sorry again for the delay, but know that you'll be updated on a daily basis from now on! God bless!

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