We spent Saturday painting at the Sandy Bay Alternative School. We ended up completing four classrooms; all very large with very high ceilings. Whew! We worked our rear ends off spackling, sanding, taping off trim, painting and chasing kids around. We had a family from Oklahoma and one from Michigan, several teachers from the school and neighboring schools as well, some of the students and were even blessed to have a paint contractor, Tom Corwin, that took the bull by the horns and made sure we had everything that we would need to complete the project right. He did a great job and it is evident in the results, beautifully painted classroooms that the kids and teachers can be proud of! The director, Miriam, was in awe of the volunteers and children that chose to spend a day or two gettting their elbows dirty (or painted) just to give back to the community. We all ended up at the pizza joint down the road and ate about a dozen pizzas and then hit the hay. It was fun to let the kids play and the adults hangout and fellowship.
This day was a great opportunity to show others what Christians are all about, giving back unconditionally.