On Sunday the London team attended our second service. Pastor Brian greeted the congregation with team mascot Busby Bear in hand. It was a riot! During the afternoon we had a fun time playing and relaxing at a pool party at the Fenimore home.

On Monday we went to the home of a 91-year old woman just around the corner to clean her yard which was overgrown. I had discovered that she was recently put into a nursing home, so no one had really been keeping up with the yard work. For two hours we removed tree branches, vines, etc. and cut the grass. About an hour in her son came by the house to do some work inside and his jaw dropped as he saw our team working. All he could say was thank you and that he was just blown away. Before we left, we circled around Joe and I prayed for him and his family. He was extremely grateful for our kindness. After a much welcome stop at 7-11, we went to Hobbs Farm in Centereach and worked the rest of the day clearing two fields of weeds so that the watermelons and squash that were hidden below could grow. Hobbs Farm grows and gives food to the poor of Long Island. To date this year they have given away over 5,500 lbs. of food and could give away even more if they had more volunteers to work the land. We were happy to have helped and know that our service was a great blessing and encouragement to Ann who volunteers full-time to run the farm. When we finished our work we prayed for Ann and headed home to clean up. That evening we took the kids to the mall and then enjoyed a nice final meal together at the Cheesecake Factory.

Today I was back into the office for our pastoral staff meeting. At 2:30 p.m. we loaded the London team into the shuttle and drove them to JFK to fly home. We had an amazing week serving Jesus together. You can read about our adventures on their blog.

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