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Workcamp Day 4

Randy, Anna and I have safely made it to the Shell gas station and back to McDonald’s for the daily post.  We were guided by Karen, Daniel, Isabelle (Spanish) and Jack at various points.  We were delighted to discover that McDonald’s has $1 drinks for any size!  They even tell us, you can fill a ketchup bottle for free.  Awesome!  We’re bringing Jake next time.

We’re all alive, despite the fact that some have not called their mothers yet.  I have it on good authority that some of them will call this evening, but not promises it will be yours. 

Our theme for yesterday was Love Out Loud Risks.  We decided to do a daily challenge of sorts for our group.  We decided that we wouldn’t let anyone sit alone at camp and that we’d write letters to Group Workcamp and School Staff.  We also shared some of the extra "Mud" packets that T-Bone sent us (Thanks T!) with the Group Staffers.  We gave them to the first three I met in the halls, and then saved the 4th for Kate, the office manager who makes us sing to get our packages.  Anna says she also shared her Pop Rocks from Deb C’s care package to us with a staffer.

Today’s theme was Love Out Loud Serves.  We looked at what it means to be a servant during our worksite devos.  We’ll explore the topic more at the evening program.

Work is progressing on our worksites.  Everyone has come back each day with some really awesome stories from the day.  The residents here are all very generous in welcoming us into their homes and community.  We’ve also had one of our crews get filmed by the local media.  Supposedly, the video and pictures will be up at whiotv.com and DaytonDailyNews.com.  If you see them, post the address for me in the comments please.  🙂

We’re looking forward to our special half-day out to the University of Dayton RecPlex tomorrow, and then dinner at McCormick and Schmidt’s.  Should be a fun day out with the gang.  It’s just about time for us to get going back to camp, so we’ll check back with you tomorrow!


6 responses

  1. Debbie C.

    I’m curious: what are “Mud” packets and who is T-Bone? I like the daily themes and how you are putting them into action! I’ll bet you are looking forward to washing off the paint and going out tomorrow. Enjoy the afternoon together. Love and hugs to all, especially my Meg-a-muffin! : – )

    July 22, 2008 at 8:15 pm

  2. Here is the video from the TV Station, but I did not see any of our “campers”.

    Here is a story from the Dayton Daily News that was published last Thursday prior to camp starting:


    I will post if I find anything else.


    July 23, 2008 at 8:20 am

  3. Eric F

    Hey – found a video at: http://www.whiotv.com/video/16958223/index.html, but I’m not sure I saw any of our kids. They did have the Pizza party that someone mentioned yesterday, so it’s possible I just missed someone…or they got edited out.

    If the address above does not work, follow Jason’s link to whiotv, click on the “News” tab, and the video was under the “Northern Bureau Headlines.”

    Anyway, glad to hear that things are still going well. Looking forward to the great stories you all will have when you get home!

    July 23, 2008 at 5:54 pm

  4. Pastor Chuck

    Yea, I found the same one but it wasn’t our kids.
    Still, it was fun to watch.

    July 23, 2008 at 8:25 pm

  5. Jaime

    Another video without our kids in it:


    July 23, 2008 at 9:44 pm

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