Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Student Reflection on Service (New Bethany Ministries)

On Tuesday, August 21st, 2012, the 1742 Experience students spent the entire day at New Bethany Ministries, an organization that provides food and shelter for the less fortunate in Bethlehem.  This day of service was after the day that we helped bring food down from their warehouse and organizing it, so we spent most of our time there cleaning.  We swept outside, organized supplies in the food pantry, and cleaned the apartments of the third and fourth floor from top to bottom.  The most difficult task was cleaning the oven on the fourth floor, which was filled with tons of gunk!  One particularly humorous highlight of the day was when I somehow got myself locked in the staircase room between the 2nd and 3rd floor.  I was hollering and yelling for about 10 minutes until the rest of my teammates finally came and got me out.  We finished the day by weeding the backyard of the ministries and then headed back to campus for dinner.  Later that night we all gathered at the HUB to treat ourselves to a movie.  Afterwards, we discussed the next day's plans for service at the YMCA.  All together, we had another successful day of service at New Bethany Ministries.  Despite the chaotic nature of the day, we still got the job done in the most excellent fashion


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