We woke up this morning ready to start work with Mission Arlington. We had a great breakfast cooked by our female chaperones, Tanya, Tana, Shannon, and Cile. We had eggs, bacon, biscuits and fruit...yummy! Thank you ladies! Then we took off to Mission Arlington.
We arrived at Mission Arlington and we met one of the founders, Ms. Tilly, who is, I think, around 80 something years old. She greeted us on the bus and explained why we were here and what we were going to do for the morning. Today, we went to an apartment complex and set up a free yard sale on the parking lot. Mission Arlington gets all kinds of donations and one way they help people is to go to the low income apartment complexes and give not only free stuff to people, but to share the love Christ as well. We met and helped several people pick out stuff and helped carry them to their apartments. After the free yard sale was over, we packed everything back on their bus and headed back to Oak Grove Baptist Church to eat lunch and change clothes.
After we ate lunch, we headed to Waco, TX. First, we stopped by Magnolia Market at the Silos. This is the place that's owned by Chip and Joanna Gaines, the ones with the show "Fixer Upper". It was a pretty cool place to see. I think everyone had a good time.
An hour later, we headed to Senior Living at Lakeshore Estates, Waco. We gave a condensed version of the program to the residents. Afterwards, there was a guy who said that Four:12 blessed his heart and it helped him to get through the rest of week, maybe the rest of the month. Everyone was appreciative and bragged on how well the students did.
After we sang, we stopped by a restaurant in Waco named George's Restaurant. The waiter said he has waited on many teenager groups before and he was very impressed with our group. He said they were one of the best mannered and polite group he has seen...praise the Lord! Then he found out who we were and what we were doing in Texas and he was wanting us to sing a song for him. And so, we did! We got to sing "Eye of the Storm". It's a song that talked about trusting in Jesus to about 20 people who were in the same room as we were! Praise God! The kids enjoyed doing that very much!
It has been a great day! This a great group of kiddos!
Well, I'm yawning like crazy and can barely stay awake. This is going to be all for tonight! Thanks for your prayers!