Today was an incredible day. If you watched our team work today you would have had no idea we faced so many challenges yesterday. I was so incredibly proud of them.
The baseball field is all grass and we needed to cut out baselines and areas for the bases. Pastor Bone rented a sod cutter and we thought it would roll the sod as well as cut it. Nope! So our students got on their hands and knees and spent the afternoon rolling sod. Our project that we estimated would take a hour or so took several hours. That meant our fun day had to be postponed. Even though our plans were drastically changed and we weren't completely prepared for it, our students kept working away without complaining. You would have thought it was our original plan all along.
We had to wait for quite some time to have someone pick up the sod so we played some baseball. These boys from the team would play 24-7 if you let them! And you'll never believe this...I hit the ball and got to pitch!!!! Some of the boys got a kick out of that. There was a ton of laughing and goofing around today. Lots of memories were built!
Unfortunately when our equipment was stolen it included Jeff's media equipment. The good news is they only got my wallet so we still have one camera. I'll try to post some pictures tomorrow so you can all see the field.
I can't tell you how awesome this team is doing. Everyone is giving their all and not backing down. We are going to bed exhausted and it feels great. TTomorrow we go downtown to serve the homeless citizens of Chicago. It will be a stretching day and the team is VERY excited.
hanks so much for the prayers and comments. God is moving. All glory to him!