We had a very busy summer with four different groups that came to serve here at GiveHope2Kids. It was a summer of reconnecting with good friends, as all were repeat groups for us, full of familiar faces. Each and every team worked hard and were a joy to host.
To start out in June, and just 10 days after the birth of Micah, we hosted a group from Destiny in Alabama. This team helped us build wooden tables, benches, and a couch for each of the kid's homes. They also painted and moved fill dirt into our Community Kitchen. One of the most special moments from this week was watching this team teach some woodworking skills to our kids.
Then we hosted a team from Cloverhill in Virginia. They tackled organizing, painting, and more with a lot of energy. They got the very "down to earth" experience of building a mud oven for our Community Kitchen and they took time to do some leadership training for our house-parents.
We planned our bridge project around a group from Cornerstone in Virginia. They brought lots of young, eager workers who helped dig, move rocks, paint cables, and more. It was a BIG project that week and really made the difference to have so many hands.
Our last group of the summer was from Lancaster, in Northern Minnesota. They mixed a LOT of cement by hand to help us pour the floor in the Community Kitchen. This group also did some organizing projects and helped us with fun activities for our kids.
We want to say a big THANKS to everyone who came to serve at GiveHope2Kids. We enjoyed having you and appreciate the sacrifice you made to come and work.