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Team LA-AX: Day 7

Today Monday, May 21st was a very fun and learning day for me and I believe everyone else. We started off the day with Gracie doing the Devotion in the morning at the church. She read Psalms 11 and the reflection to that was how we have been making a difference while we have been here. Then we prayed in two or three people groups about how God has been with us through out these past few days and what we still want to see within the next 48 hours. Now there is only one day left.

Afterwards a couple of us started to make the breakfast for the 10:00am meal. Which were eggs with ham and potatoes, bread, pastry. Then the first shipment came in and there was a lot of food with that. A lot of bread, desserts and lots more great food. We got food organized for the 4:00pm meal and the 6:00pm meal then a couple of us (Me, Mary, Jon, Chris and Aaron) went over to the Scientology building down the street to just take a tour but it ended up just being watching some videos and reading some things about history and some things about things to come in there views of things. Then we went to Walgreens to pick-up some stuff and Starbucks for Aaron.

We came back to Hope and Katie and Marie already got some of the food for the 4:00pm and 6:00pm meals cut up. Mary and I just got the rice and beef done and cooked. Some other people were sorting food and others were cutting and cooking for the 4:00pm and 6:00pm meals at the church. At the 6:00pm meal/service I was talking to this guy named Ryman and he was very cool. He has traveled around the US and is going to culinary arts school right now to be a head chef. I also talked to someone else and she was saying that she has had some problems in the past, but she has been clean for two years now and has a minimum paid job downtown. Then we had a short debriefing about the day.

We took a trip to the YMCA and a couple people just hung out, some people went swimming, others played racquetball. Then some people shot some hoops and passed around the volleyball. I personally chilled with Gracie then shot some hoops then just hung out with my cousin Colin. He gave me a small tour of the Y, I helped him lock up and I got to meet some new people that worked there. Everyone seemed very nice tonight at the YMCA. We just talked about every little thing that has been going on in my life. It was good.

Now everyone is sorting food from the last van full that came in while we were gone at the YMCA. So I am thinking that is going well and in about an hour or so everyone will be asleep and ready for the last full day to come. Waking up at 5:30 tomorrow morning. The last thing I would like to say is that God is good, God works in mysterious and amazing ways in everybody that lets him into his life. That I have seen a lot throughout this whole trip. Everywhere we have gone I have seen it in some way, shape or form.

– Monica


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