Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend, and for those fellow UT students a happy fall break.
On Wednesday once classes were over a group of 69 students, including myself, headed down to Tuscaloosa, Alabama. We went as a joint group of UT's BCM, my church Calvary, and Central Bearden. The trip started off with lots of fun. Since we ran into some traffic we played maffia on the bus for the first hour or so until we got to Chattanooa. Once we passed Chattanooga we were in dire need of dinner, as it was only suppose to be two hours once we got on the bus till dinner but ended up being more like three. We arrived Wednesday evening in Tuscaloosa about 10:30 central time.
On Thursday we rose early to start the day off. There were several different groups that split up and we were pretty much all over the place. The group I went with primed a house to be painted for the weekend. This neighborhood we were in was empty, for miles and miles. Being in Tennessee I'm use to some hills and mountains, but where the tornado had touched down it was flat and barren for so many miles around. This house was the only one that was up and standing. I got to speak with the owners some and they were such a blessing! With their brave faces and grateful hearts I couldn't help but hurt for them during this time. It's been almost 5 months since the torndao hit and these people are slowly coming back. Some of the other groups included rebuilding a YMCA for future volunteers, helping a family tear down a fence, and organizing supplies to be moved. Once the day was done we spent some time fellowshiping and a Bible study. Then it was time for some apples to apples, four square, and a basketball game. We had a great time hanging out. We had prayed that day for the Lord to just wear us out, and boy He sure did, I slept like a little log on my cot!
Heres some photos...
|this was an empty room turned grocery store|
|Brooke & Me|
|sorry Saban, I'm a bit bitter|