Today was our first day in more of the rhythm of the week. We all started out with breakfast at our various locations. Then, we split up to various homes where we served for a few hours. We served both inside and outside the bread & wine community. Nick, Kassie, Shawn and Kristin went to ashley's house, where we scraped the old paint off of the walls in preparation for a new paint job. Michelle, Alex, Andrew, Carter, Megan, Kelli and Taylor went to Art's house, the home of elderly man who has recently joined the b & w community. There they cleaned and prepared to repaint. Carrie, Jayme, Cydnie, Sami, Luke, Dylan, Reid and Jason all went to Cameron's house. Cameron is a leader within the bread & wine community. There they painted and helped him on a remodel on his house.
In the afternoon, we met at Elevated Coffee and heard more of "the story of God" from Duke. Really a cool discussion time as we heard the story of God saving His people from a fresh perspective. After that we prayer walked the neighborhood through some good portland rain. We prayed that God would soften hearts to be ready to receive the gospel. In the evening, half of the team went to a prayer gathering at cameron's house while the other half went to dinner with their host homes. It's been incredible to see how the b & w community lives out community. They are very intentionally in each other's lives in a regular, rhythmic way. It has challenged many of our understandings of how the church understands and relates within itself.
More to come soon.
For His glory and our joy,