Have you seen the movie Holes? Pretty much every student on our work site has made a reference in the past two days. We've been digging holes to rebuild the pole barn. 9 holes that are 2x2 and 4 ft deep. The last foot is the hardest and yesterday we welcomed a select few into the "Four Foot Club."
We we also met Lorene, the owner of the house. She wanted to come by and say thank you. She's in her 80s and has lived there for the last 30 or so years. She had lived in the area before and experienced a tornado in 1973, which is why they built a storm cellar in their current home. When we said grace at lunch she added her own prayer. It was beautiful.
After work (and thankfully showers) we hit up Braum's for our daily ice cream fix. My flavor of the day? Caramel Cookie Dough. The congregation of 1st Pres made us enchiladas for dinner and then we walked and talked on our way to chapel.
The theme of this week at Team Effort is baggage - what we carry with us that interferes in our relationship with God. Last night the message was about pride. Right on point. Right on time. Our culture puts a huge value on self. How do we learn to let go of ourselves to focus on God and others?
It's a good question.