Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Summer Trip - Day 3

Monday was our group's first of two days of work projects through VOCM in Jackson, MS. Many of us were excited to return to Claiborne Park to pick up trash, trim brush from a large fence line, and mow the grass. Claiborne is a 16-acre park that was given by the Baptist Medical Clinic to VOCM for the purpose of making it a safe place for community events to occur. There are several walking trails and a few benches in the park. We met several people from the adjacent apartment complex. One young boy even offered to help with the project, which was encouraging.

The long and winding fence

Removing many of these trees required a group effort

Enjoying the completion of a job well done

The day concluded with a neighborhood BBQ at the Study Center house. Afterwards, we had excellent theological conversations among many in our group that lasted late into the night.

Chef Brett grilling up burgers and chicken

Enjoying sidewalk chalk and bubbles with new friends

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