For my personal ministry this month I did four hours of service to the Mission Baltimore community. It all started with me and Ben going to look for cookies that we had to bake for the employees at the Dollar General next to the training center. Not finding any we then decided to just go to the guy’s house and clean the driveway. We took Sasha’s car over there because we had to clean that as well.
The first thing we cleaned was the driveway. We started off just sweeping it but when we realized that was taking too long, I took the hose down and started spraying all of the stuff off. That took about an hour and then we moved on to Sasha’s car. Ben was cleaning the inside of the car, vacuuming and organizing etc, while I was still spraying the driveway. After we both finished, we then worked together to wash her car. Ben used the sponge to wash the car while I rinsed it off. Afterwards we put everything back in the car and drove over. For a second we thought we had run out of gas but luckily we hadn’t. Getting back to the office we got the van and went to Wal-Mart to get some cookie dough to bake the cookies.
The next thing we had to do was…a little nasty… cleaning the lipstick out of Whitney’s rug. Ew. That’s the only word I have for it. I thought guys were nasty but this rug was intense. It had lipstick all in it. There was dirt and hair and lint. I honestly thought lipstick was supposed to go on your mouth not your feet. I mean…how do you get it all over a rug? On the FLOOR? But oh well, we cleaned it. We cleaned it the best we could anyway.
After we got done with the rug Ben and I went back to the guy’s house to bake the cookies. While we were baking cookies we wrote affirmations for all of the Mission Baltimore students. Ben drew a picture of a Manatee for Stacey and I wrote a Mother’s Day card for Mrs. Rhonda; one of the employee’s at Dollar General. She’s been like a mother to all of us and she’s a wonderful woman so we thought it would be nice to give something back to her. When we give it to her tonight we’re going to invite her to church. She
works the night shift today so we have to wait a little while.
All of these services were done in the four hour span between 9 and 1.