Tuesday, April 01, 2008

JoyBell Ringers on a Mission

What an absolutely phenomenal day we had last week serving at the Roanoke Rescue Mission! 19 kids and 6 adults threw their whole hearts into washing the fences, chairs and lockers, working in the thrift store, serving "on the line" at dinner time, and then 2 more little ones joined us when we played for the women's and the men's chapel services that evening. They tackled each task with energy, enthusiasm, and a positive attitude. I hope their parents are as proud of them as I am!
Here's the slideshow. Thanks to all of those who fearlessly picked up my cameras and put them to good use when I was too busy.
The Work Crew
This is a sculpture of the Loaves and Fishes made in the studio at the mission. I love how the basket is a cross.
The Mission is surprising in so many ways. It's so modern, clean, homey, and filled with real, original art!!! They have a juried competition each year to acquire new pieces for their walls. I'm going to try to make a submission before their deadline on Wednesday.
The first order of business when you arrive is to tour the facilities.
There are warm touches everywhere you look. These hangings delight the children in their reading area of the families' shelter.
Another fun thing about the shelter is that the employees get to bring their canine friends to work with them!
Little Tom Sawyers in training!

mmmmmm . . . . good!!!!! The food is fantastic!! We had homemade chicken pot pie and grilled veggie panini sandwiches for lunch.
Ready to Ring!
Miss Kim did an awesome job of breaking the Bread of Life for the guests at the chapel services.
Thank you, JoyBell Ringers for all the Love! You will never know what a great blessing you are! Did I fail to mention how magnificently they played?!?!? I wish you all could hear them. Oh, maybe you can, when I get around to uploading some video to YouTube!

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