Thursday, July 23, 2009

Religion is to do right. It is to love, it is to serve, it is to think, it is to be humble.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Last night we reflected on joy and happiness. After a short reading and song, we went around the circle and shared a person whom we’ve met that represents joy and happiness to us. As always, it is great to hear everything that everyone has to share.

Today’s sites went well again. In the morning it was quite cool and drizzly, but the weather held out so we were able to continue with all the projects as planned. A group continued work up in Stephenson at the beautiful site on top of a mountain. Besides the work being done there, volunteers spend plenty of time communing with nature and the animals, including three horses.

Volunteers also went back to a site in Pineville to try and solve a mysterious swamp that keeps appearing in this women’s backyard. Volunteers laid a drainage pipe to hopefully change the flow of water.

The PVs also went back up to the house that we worked at last week helping with the addition. Today volunteers began underpinning the house and added front steps. It continues to be a pleasure to work with the family.

Basketball camp was in its second to last day. The kids (and volunteers) are learning a lot of new basketball skills that will be put to the test on Friday!

Dinner tonight is a yummy mostacholi dish, garlic bread and caesar salad. We have been eating well all summer!!!

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