July 14, 2013

From Greg and Paula - Crew 2

Crew 2 has arrived in Jonesville, NC. Jacqui, Emily, Tim, James, 
Phil, Paula and I just want to thank all of our families and friends
 who have been so supportive of our journey.  
Our trip started at 5:00 a.m. on Saturday and we got to 
Roanoke, VA about 13 hours later. The folks at St. Andrews Church
 were amazing hosts and offered a special blessing for us
 at the 9:00 a.m. Mass we attended before pushing on to our
 destination. 
We pulled into the ASP Center at 3:30 p.m., got settled into
 our bunk rooms (5 bunks to a room) and had dinner.  
There is an adult group from Decatur, Alabama volunteering
 here as well.
 The natural mountainous beauty of the western most county
 in Virginia is stunning, yet is hides a largely forgotten
 people defined by poverty and despair.

We just learned about who we will be helping over the next week.
  After reading the applications of those who asked for
 assistance, we are reminded by God that to whom much is given, 
much is expected in return. 

He is the Way, the Truth and the Life.
  Through service of others less fortunate than ourselves, 
we cannot help but grow closer to Christ and find peace
 of heart and mind.

Keep us in your prayers and we will check in tomorrow.

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Pattie Connly on July 15, 2013 11:55 AM
We continue to keep you in our prayers as well as offer prayers of gratituede for your safe journey. God is good and will bless your good works. We loved seeing the photos and grateful for the hospitality you received along the way.
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