Weeds and Vegetables

Day 6

IMG_1611Today we picked weeds. Lots of weeds. Some of us did more than pick weeds. Like put one another in wheel barrows, but it was all done in complete safety.

Today, our group ended up at 3 different work sites, different from yesterday’s. The first was working at a Mennonite Farm. Weeds were pulled, water buffalos (the water containers, not the animals…) were cleaned and hauled, and tiny kittens hung around.

Another group went to Loaves & Fishes, where they cleaned their butts off and then made meals for those experiencing homelessness.

IMG_1745 IMG_1750The third group thought they were going to sort canned goods of some sort, but ended up at the Atlanta Food Bank’s community garden watering plants, puling weeds, and picking and washing vegetables. Some of the groups also went to another center where they met with a local pastor to her her story and the story of others who were facing hard times.

After a long day’s work, all the groups met in Centennial Olympic Park for some down time and then on to dinner at DOOR.

IMG_1673 IMG_1678Well, there you have it. Now, we’re all in bed listening to the sound of snoring and large box fans all round to keep us cozy. Tomorrow is our last day in Atlanta. And while we will be sad to go, we have learned and done so much. As a leader, my heart is full of the love for these youth and adults, and so proud of the work they have done and the things they are learning about and truly taking to heart. Here’s to another great day. Cheers!

 

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Published by: thetravellingtheologian

An artist, wanna-be-writer and theologian, and youth worker, who spends her time writing, exploring, traveling, researching, cooking, making biscuits, and making food-memories. I love my job and I love my wife (not in that order). I like to write things down and then put them out there and see if someone is listening. If you don't like it, that's okay. I'm only a people pleaser to those I wish to please, until I'm not. I travel with 2 L's because I can, and because I accidentally forgot to spell check myself when creating this a long time ago. I get all my definitions from http://www.merriam-webster.com and I take all my own photos. No photos may be used without permission.

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