On Saturday morning September 16th, members of HBCPN joined together with the goal of painting the dorm rooms of one of MHY's several (cabins/dormitories). Each of the 12 rooms was prepped for painting by removing switch and outlet covers and covering beds with drop cloths and tape as needed. Trim and cutting-in was accomplished and then main wall painting. Our team worked with the maintenance staff and knocked this out in 6 hours.
There was no need for Michelangelo, just willing individuals with servant hearts.
This outreach enabled other members of our church to serve MHY who aren't interested in working directly with kids, but still desire to help out the organization and the kids.
One of the best parts of this service was a sneak peak into what life is like for these kids outside of the evenings we get to spend with them sharing the gospel and playing games. It enabled us to see behind the scenes and where they sleep, what their room and personal quarters are like. As we worked we were praying for each kid while we were painting their room. Their name was posted at the door. Just a nice chance to pray for them and God working in their life as we were serving them.
The other "surprise" was the observation of one of the Bibles that we had previously handed out to the kids. It was on top of their other books and binders. It was just a reminder that we are doing a good work here and helping to share the word of the Lord with these kids. It's encouragement as well to keep on going and not to give up. To continue sharing Christ's love for his kids here at MHY.
Please join me at the next outreach that is scheduled for Thursday October 26th starting at 6PM.