Aug 03

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One of the highlights of Ocean Camp was the hermit crab races. Here two crabs warm up before the race.


The second day of camp, UGWA sent over a trio of VISTA volunteers to teach the kids about the water systems


The kids and volunteers created their own ocean themed shirts that they wore for Friday’s performance.


Volunteers enjoyed a rope swing over the creek behind the school. Don’t be alarmed, everyone wore a safety harness


The official week 6 group shot

Aug 03

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One of the highlights of Ocean Camp was the hermit crab races. Here two crabs warm up before the race.


The second day of camp, UGWA sent over a trio of VISTA volunteers to teach the kids about the water systems


The kids and volunteers created their own ocean themed shirts that they wore for Friday’s performance.


Volunteers enjoyed a rope swing over the creek behind the school. Don’t be alarmed, everyone wore a safety harness


The official week 6 group shot

Aug 03

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One of the highlights of Ocean Camp was the hermit crab races. Here two crabs warm up before the race.


The second day of camp, UGWA sent over a trio of VISTA volunteers to teach the kids about the water systems


The kids and volunteers created their own ocean themed shirts that they wore for Friday’s performance.


Volunteers enjoyed a rope swing over the creek behind the school. Don’t be alarmed, everyone wore a safety harness


The official week 6 group shot

Jul 31

Friday, July 31, 2009

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.

Henry David Thoreau

Before reflection we had the leader of Upper Guyandotte Watershed Association talk to us about the problems with the creeks, streams and rivers and ways they are going about trying to change them. That was followed by job sites and then a reflection on a different way of looking at the Eucharistic.

This non-repair day was full of lots of wonderful activities. The camp came to a successful end with their presentation of several songs and skits. It was recorded, so hopefully we will be able to link a version to the blog.

After camp four of the kids stayed for another tutoring session. Today they were treated to a special game, a pinata with candy AND math problems.

Volunteers also kept busy during the day making runs to the dump, organizing St. Vincent DePaul and creating a making a few bed frames for the house in Pineville.

At the end of the day, several volunteers converged on Mullens Manor for a rousing game of banana bingo.

Tonights dinner is a scrumptious chili cornbread caserole. Yummy!!!

Jul 31

Friday, July 31, 2009

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.

Henry David Thoreau

Before reflection we had the leader of Upper Guyandotte Watershed Association talk to us about the problems with the creeks, streams and rivers and ways they are going about trying to change them. That was followed by job sites and then a reflection on a different way of looking at the Eucharistic.

This non-repair day was full of lots of wonderful activities. The camp came to a successful end with their presentation of several songs and skits. It was recorded, so hopefully we will be able to link a version to the blog.

After camp four of the kids stayed for another tutoring session. Today they were treated to a special game, a pinata with candy AND math problems.

Volunteers also kept busy during the day making runs to the dump, organizing St. Vincent DePaul and creating a making a few bed frames for the house in Pineville.

At the end of the day, several volunteers converged on Mullens Manor for a rousing game of banana bingo.

Tonights dinner is a scrumptious chili cornbread caserole. Yummy!!!

Jul 31

Friday, July 31, 2009

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.

Henry David Thoreau

Before reflection we had the leader of Upper Guyandotte Watershed Association talk to us about the problems with the creeks, streams and rivers and ways they are going about trying to change them. That was followed by job sites and then a reflection on a different way of looking at the Eucharistic.

This non-repair day was full of lots of wonderful activities. The camp came to a successful end with their presentation of several songs and skits. It was recorded, so hopefully we will be able to link a version to the blog.

After camp four of the kids stayed for another tutoring session. Today they were treated to a special game, a pinata with candy AND math problems.

Volunteers also kept busy during the day making runs to the dump, organizing St. Vincent DePaul and creating a making a few bed frames for the house in Pineville.

At the end of the day, several volunteers converged on Mullens Manor for a rousing game of banana bingo.

Tonights dinner is a scrumptious chili cornbread caserole. Yummy!!!

Jul 30

Thursday, July 30, 2009

When you begin to touch your heart or let your heart be touched, you begin to discover that it’s bottomless, that it doesn’t have any resolution, that this heart is huge, vast, and limitless. You begin to discover how much warmth and gentleness is there, as well as how much space.

Pema Chodron

Last night for reflection we were each given a stamped envelope to reconnect with someone with whom we have lost touch with.

The weather this week continues to be wet, which makes the work rather challenging, especially roofs. We finished up in Matheny and Sabine, with rather early days. Volunteers also pretty much finished up in Bud. It was another successful and rewarding week.

A mighty group of PVs went to St. Vincent DePaul in Pineville to help organize the warehouse. Two truckloads of donations were dropped off earlier in the week, so their help was much needed and appriciated.

The Under the Sea Camp continued with hermit crab and craw daddy races, and rehearsals for the much anticipated play tomorrow. Can’t wait to see the final product! Once again after camp the crew headed over to help at the Itmann Food Bank.

We are being treated tonight with a Peruvian dinner…can’t wait to taste the scrumptious feast.