Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The Rescue Mission

On Tuesday the boys (except Joshua; he was at his weekly class.) and I along with our home school group visited the Winston-Salem Rescue Mission for our monthly service project. The Rescue Mission is a shelter that ministers to homeless men.

We decided to put together care packages for the men and take them to the shelter. The kids decorated paper bags and filled them with everyday necessities such as... toothbrushes, toothpaste, lotion, shampoo, conditioner etc.

Look at this bag... it is too cute!!! I think one of the girls did this one.

After all the bags were made we headed downtown to the shelter. We delivered the bags and then we were taken on a tour of the facilities.

This building was a hospital, an apartment building and then in 1973 was donated to the Rescue Mission.

The staff at the Rescue Mission have been told by several men that they saw this cross and followed it to their building. One man said it was one of the first things he saw as he came into the city.

As we toured two of the three buildings we learned many of the wonderful ways this ministry helps hurting people in our community. Their goal is to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of each man that enters their program. Along with providing food and a clean place to sleep each man is encouraged and equipped with the necessary skills to succeed.


Me using power tools. Scary... isn't it?

And you thought me using power tools was scary?!!!

The last few nails.

TA-DAA! We're done. (well with that part at least.) Noah just had to have his picture taken in the box. :o)

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