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Summer Outreach Reflection: Day 2

Today was the first day that our group was split into two smaller sections and had the opportunity to experience two very different service locations. My group took a trip downtown and served at the Prince of Peace Chapel in their Bridge Ministry program. In the Bridge program, volunteers work with the lead pastor to bring comfort and community to people who may be experiencing homelessness or other tough situations. They believe that it’s important for people to know that God is always on their side, even when it may seem that God isn’t there during their tough times. When we initially arrived...

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Reflection: Monday Night

To start off our day we had reflection before we headed to the Ronald McDonald house. For reflection this morning we washed each others hands and dried them. The washing of the hands resembles us washing away each others burdens and distractions from life. It helped us start off the week with a clean slate with no distractions...

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New Experiences ~ New Friends

 Although the week has just begun, the friendships and memories have already grown

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Day 1: Walls and Athletics

Well It’s the end of another awesome day of Habitat, and I thought I’d recap the day.

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The Alabama Crew Has Arrived!

We have finally arrived in sunny and warm Alabama.  The drive down was full of fun and snacks, gifted upon us by many lovely people including the Sisters of St. Francis and Quarry Ridge Community Church.

We were able to grow closer together already in the close quarters of the two vans. The entire team is looking forward to our excursion to New Orleans tomorrow before we begin working on the houses. The people in Alabama are very welcoming and it’s going to be a blast!

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Lourdes Helps Franciscan’s For the Poor In Cincinnati

Throughout the past years students have participated in various outreach trips. Probably most of you are familiar with our Spring Break Habitat Trip. As time moved on, students began requesting a summer trip. This year we decided that it was time to get a summer trip off he ground.

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St. Francis Inspires Students to Build in Alabama

Today we were asked to lead the devotion to start off the workday at our worksite. Naturally, we picked the story of St. Francis of Assisi and how he was called to rebuild God's Church. Each individual of our group read a different part of the story and we ended with a prayer.

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