Lydia's House is a transitional living program for women and children affected by domestic abuse. They provide housing in two different locations with a total of about 50 housing units in total. We were at their administrative building today helping them complete some work as they renovate the space. I don't believe Kansas City has a program like this unique option here in St. Louis. Women and their children can be live in this transitional housing up to two years as they rebuild their lives.
We packed our lunches this morning and drove back to Forest Park to eat lunch. The weather was beautiful for our picnic lunch!
In our final mission project, we helped an organization called Good Life Growing, developed in the urban neighborhood near the church. This organization is a grass-roots group that is seeking to empower local communities to revitalize the neighborhood and combat urban decay. They use aquaponic, hydroponic, aeroponic, as well as other organic farming methods. Here at Good Life Growing, we picked weeds. Lots and lots of weeds! We were at least blessed with some cooler weather. That is, until the clouds dissipated and made way for the sun!
The kids are cooking dinner now. I believe they are making stir fry. I really try to let them do it all on their own but I did step in once when I heard, "How much rice do I put in?" They hadn't measured the water and were just going to pour some unknown rice in. That could have been interesting!
It's been a great week! We will clean up tomorrow, pack up, and head out to spend the day at Six Flags where we'll stay until the kids are done and then head home!