The kids did an amazing job this morning cutting back twigs, small trees, and brush plus moving a brush pile to a burn pile. It was hot work, it was sweaty work, and it was satisfying work. We met people looking for their relative's graves and they are so thankful for the help in uncovering the area. The man leading the transformation has been working on the cemetery for 4 years so far. Such a huge task.
After coming back to the church to shower and eat lunch, we headed out to the History Museum in Forest Park where we were led on a tour to learn about black history. We were challenged and inspired to understand a dark part of history here in the US. More than one time I teared up from the stories we heard and the blatant inhumane ways people have been treated.
The kids were then challenged in a discussion about justice. I know it impacted the kids because they continued to talk about it in the van on the way to the grocery store. I anticipate some deep discussion tonight in our devotion time.
The kids are preparing dinner as I type. I am super impressed with their ability to work together and their willingness to do so. So parents, I want you to know that your children are fully capable of planning a meal, shopping for the needed supplies, AND preparing the meal. They are even cleaning up!!! DO NOT let them fool you!
Enjoy the pictures from our day. (None from the museum.)