Day one complete!

We started early this morning at 5:00am on our journey to our first stop in Birmingham. We played bus bingo, “who am I” (Michael really know his animals…) and name that tune.    We watched a couple movies.  We napped and snacked and laughed.   We even celebrated Andrew’s 15th birthday at our lunch stop.   

Once in Birmingham, we met Liz and Jay Gordon at our mission stop.  The Christian Service Mission is an active ministry that provides everything from diapers to bikes and food from canned to frozen (we have the chill bumps to prove it).  They have community gardens and even an Aquaponics garden which uses catfish ‘fertilized’ water to grow plants.   They needed our help to fill relief bags that contained hygiene products.   They also help rebuild houses that were demolished by the tornado that came through Birmingham a few years ago.  One of their new houses just finished the cinder block foundation and needed 4 pallets of cinder blocks moved from within the foundation to the street so they can continue framing.   We knocked that out in record time which would have taken the builder a long time on his own.   Some of these kids are beasts!   

We finished they day off by eating and shopping at a local mall.   Bucket List: shop for earrings with three tweenage girls… check it off.  

Tomorrow, we head back to the Christian Service Mission for more work and will also perform at Mount Moriah church before heading to Atlanta for stop number two.     

Stay tuned…

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