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Stanton Park

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  • Day7

    Washington DC

    September 9, 2015 in the United States

    We got up early this morning to catch the bus to DC. The subway stations were soo packed as it was rush hour and everybody was commuting to work, this was no fun with our luggage! We got the underground to the nearest station but had to walk to the bus stop... Nats case is one where it pulls on the top corner so walking any distance with this is a nightmare! The bus was around an hour late so we had breakfast whilst queuing.

    When we arrived at DC it appeared far less busy and chaotic than New York, arriving at the hostel staff were very warm and welcoming and explained a bit about what there is to do.

    We went out for a walk to orientate ourselves, DC is a absolutely lovely place; the people are friendly, it's clean and not mega busy.

    When we returned to the hostel some of the people there invited us to play drinking games and there is a happy hour every night where everyone gets two free drinks. At 10pm there is a no more drinks rule in the hostel so one of the staff members said that we could all (about 8 of us) go to his friends apartment. His friends apartment was lovely with fantastic roof top balcony! All in all a great night!
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  • Day2

    Calvary Protestant Episcopal Church

    April 23, 2016 in the United States

    We helped prepare and serve breakfast to the homeless people at this church. First of all Josiah, Makenna, and Kaitlyn helped prepare and butter biscuits, meanwhile Jeremy sat at a table and welcomed the guests, he also made sure they each signed in. Our City Host Kristyn began to talk to some of the homeless people, slowly Jess and Kailah joined her, soon Liz and Madison went over to another table. Greg and Josh then went over an introduced ourselves to a man. We soon then helped pass out plasticware to the tables. The food we served included gritts, sausage, eggs, applesauce, chicken, and biscuits. For drinks they had orange juice and coffee. We served 45 homeless individuals. After being prayed for by the church we began to walk outside as it was begining to rain.Read more

  • Day2

    Douglas Memorial Methodist Church

    April 23, 2016 in the United States

    After braving the rain we return to the church. Thr other group had not returned yet, so we just hung out in the fellowship hall. Once the other group returned the City Hosts decided to switch our activities around due to the rain. They told us the church need two things to be done. 1) The clothing in the church's thrift store needed to be sorted and organized. We brought all the clothing up from the storage area in the basement, up to the fellowship hall. We then sorted and returned down stairs. 2) They need a few people to do some heavy lifting to move some furniture from one room to another. Following that we all relaxed a little in the fellowship hall.Read more

  • Day2

    Urban Plunge

    April 23, 2016 in the United States

    Our next activity was Urban Plunge. The goal of this activity was to get an experience of what homelessness was like in DC. From the church we had to find our way to Eastern Markets, once there we find out as much as we could about homelessness from random strangers. We also had to feed everyone in our group plus one additional person lunch for no more than $2 a person.
    The groups were:
    Group 1: Leaders: Grant, Emily, and Kaliah. Students: Josiah, Makenna, Katelyn, and Madison.
    Group 2: Leaders: Calvin, and Greg. Students: Stephanie,Orlando, Antoine, and Daryl.
    Group 3: Leaders: Jess, and Liz. Students: Joshua, Jeremy, JB, and Erica

    Jess pulled out her phone to make sure we were going the right direction, instead of turning right out of the church she told us to turn left, a minute later she realized we actually wanted to go the other way.
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  • Day1

    Douglas Memorial Methodist Church

    April 22, 2016 in the United States

    We arrived in the city around 3 pm. We arrived early so we sat in the church fellowship hall. Our City Hosts arrived a half hour later and we took our stuff to our rooms in the basement. After unpacking we hung out while the leaders had orientation and then we went upstairs for orientation in the church.Read more

  • Day1

    Douglas Memorial Methodist Church

    April 22, 2016 in the United States

    We then returned to the church and prepared for bed. The boys turned off the lights first which conviently also turned off the lights in the girls room (Who were not fully ready for bed yet. Also the boys did not think to turn their air on, so they went to bed hot. The next morning started early with breakfast at 5:30 AM. Breakfast consisted of toast, bagels, cereal, and poptarts. Following breakfast we split into two group for our morning service projects.Read more

  • Day3

    Church

    April 24, 2016 in the United States

    We then returned to the church and went to bed. This time we made sure the air condition was on in both rooms and also that both rooms were ready for the lights to be turned off. In the morning we woke up and had breakfast at 7:30 and then cleaned up our rooms and packed up the vans. Once we finished this we still had two hours before churched started so we decide to find a place to hang out.Read more

  • Day3

    Church

    April 24, 2016 in the United States

    Once we returned to the church we said goodbye to our guest city host who was returning to New York. We then went into the church and found seats in the middle of the sanctuary. Jessica the City Director of CSM joined us for church. Three song leaders sung at the beginning and then we were invited to join in. Next wad the welcoming from a lady who was one of the churchs pastors. She welcomed our group as well as introduced the speaker another pastor, who was speaking because the main pastor was resting. She also held offering, the ushers would dismiss row by row to go arohnd the church and place their money in a pot which the pastor later blesses. She then read the scripture. The speaker talked about the story of the rich and poor man. After the service we went down to our rooms and picked up the last of our supplies.Read more

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