Sunday, June 19, 2011

Enjoying our Alameda Family

For their 2nd annual trip with an organization called TORCH, over thirty members of the Alameda Church of Christ in Norman recently visited Honduras.  It's hard to believe that Bart and I attended this congregation for almost 4 years!!  Saying goodbye to them was difficult last September, but we knew we'd be seeing many of them during their short-term mission trips here.
Most of their group stayed for 2 weeks, so we were able to spend some of our work days as well as our down-time with them!  They were really fired up about Honduras, so they encouraged both of us with their positivity.  Plus, they helped make Bart's birthday special, which was so thoughtful.

We really love the Alameda Youth Group kids, and these girls really
impressed me with their ability to make fun things happen for the kids
in our church...even at the end of a tiring work day.

We were blessed to work with almost everyone who came from Alameda,
building a house for a family in our church's community.

Some fellow TORCHers helped us paint trash cans for
our church property.

And...always a favorite project...the futbol cancha!
These guys are laying block for the goals.  And though we're 
a few steps away from being completely finished with the cancha,
we're pretty close to being able to play on the field!!