We had all sorts of people join us on our trip to the mountains - with ages ranging from 4 to 70. Each and every one played a very important role in what the Lord had us there to do. We worked two days on building one deck and two ramps. One was for a woman who was 101 years old! The other two women needed ramps to help them get in and out of their homes, as well.
Along with our hard work we also enjoyed having a lot of fun. After a full day of working on the projects we went swimming in a cold creek that ran through the mountains. It had two diving boards, and nearly every one of the kids went off the diving boards. It was great to see them have fun and watching them enjoy some of what God has created for us to enjoy.
We were blessed with great meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. And we spent a lot of time singing, sharing stories and and just spending some time getting to know each other better. We also had devotion time together, as well as one-on-one time with the Lord.
There was one night where some geese flew down and the kids fed them a little bread. Then later the same geese flew over head while we were singing; one lone goose flew over head at the last song. What a great reminder of how much the Lord loves each one of us... wanting everyone to be there with Himself, but we all have a free will to choose.
These people all chose to go on this mission trip. They chose to be used by the Lord for His honor and glory. They chose to give up there cell phones, computers, and time doing other things they could of been doing, in order to serve others. We are thankful to the Lord for each one of them who chose to listen and obey the Lord's call on their hearts.