If you have read this blog very much, you know that I have a problem with the smell and clothes at the Thrift Store. Well this weekend was "ServeNow" at our church. This is our first year to do this. We find places in the community to have the youth serve in some capacity or another. Guess where I got to go help out at?
The Rescue Mission Bargain Center
God was working on me here. A place in my life that I am uncomfortable in, he places me in. Now I am all for what they do there and the people that it helps, but the smell and the cooties. It just gets me some times.
These were my tools of choice for the day.
Latex gloves and sanitizer
Lets take a look at some of the
cootie filled departments that we helped with.
(I don't know about you, but buying drawers from the thrift store is WRONG!)
Now these girls got a big kick out of my cootie phobia. They would bring random pieces of underwear to me and ask if they should purchase them. Then, they did bring home a HUGE, like taller than me, Green Stuffed Monkey. Oh the cooties that thing probably has.
Y'all want to know something. God has a HUGE sense of humor. Yep at one point HE was laughing hysterically at me. We were helping to sort through new stuff that had just arrived and I picked up a bucket and asked "Where does this go?" The guy helping us said "oh we throw those away that's a bucket from an adult potty chair." Oh I get the creeps just writing that.
Melinda found something I think she might want at the Bargain Center. It was an old player piano. She tried getting it to work, be we never got it too.
We had everybody in that store trying to get it to work, but when you don't know anything about player piano's, its a little difficult to get them to work.
After we helped at the Bargain Center, we went and did yard work at some peoples houses around the neighborhood.
Again God was probably laughing at me, because I got to use one of these for the first time.
I cleaned every thing from the driveway to the dog bowl with that leaf blower. It was a blast! (get it a blast, blasting the leaf? Oh never mind)
When we went to the next house Melinda used the leaf blower.
Yes the girls started the leaf blower. :)
When the day was over everyone was tired
We went and got cleaned up and then came back to the church for supper.
We had a wonderful time all day. Working for God, serving others, Worshiping with friends. Yep it was a great day.
The fun did not stop there either, six of the girls came to stay at my house that night. Before we go home though we pile into the cars and go to the ScareMare! Whew that is another post altogether. Imagine chainsaws, and screaming teenage girls! It was great!