I lost the blogs that students wrote yesterday, so the students graciously rewrote them. Here they are:
This morning we went to Our Daily Bread. At Our Daily Bread they feed people who cannot afford food and may or may not be homeless. They give the poor food every weekday morning. Everyone in my group (Daniel, Leah, Jace, Anastasia, David, Mhina, and I) except Leah and me worked in the kitchen. Leah and I worked on coffee.
In the afternoon we worked with Food and Friends. They make food and deliver it to people who our sick. Our group worked on delivery.
Today, we had to wake up at 4:30 AM to make it to the Charlie’s Place, an organization that provides food, clothes, and most importantly someone to talk to for people who need their services. In the morning, it was already cold, but it progressively got colder and went from raining to hailing to snowing. We finished early so we left Charlie’s Place, got Starbucks, and visited the National Cathedral (which we took epic selfies in front of and ran round à the structure was gigantic and we nearly froze to death!). Afterwards, we made our way to A Wider Circle and saw 42 embassies (I think). There, we sorted and cleaned kitchen supplies that later are distributed to people who need them. Finally, we ate Chinese food, organized an awesome devotional, and played ninja till bedtime.
Today as our second day of the mission trip, my group, group 2, drove to and arrived at a place called The Daily Bread at around 7:30 AM. It is a homeless shelter where people from the Methodist church and volunteers make breakfast for homeless people from Mondays to Fridays every week. When we got there, we got to work right away. Two people helped make the coffee while the rest of us, including me, helped make the food in the kitchen. I helped skin and cut fruits and vegetables (I had some trouble cutting them because I usually do not do that). After making all of the food, we put it out on tables to serve to the people there. When we were done serving, we were given food as well. While I was helping make the food, I went out of the kitchen multiple times to pet Prudence, a dog. She is a very good dog–a therapy dog that goes to libraries to read with children. Prudence was also very calm, unlike my dog at home. After that, we helped an organization called Food and Friends in which they make and deliver food for those with diseases such as diabetes and HIV. We got to deliver food to those people. We got to go to Starbucks afterwards.
Today our group woke up at 4:30(at least the girls did). We went to Charlie’s Place. We gave food to the homeless and gave them cloths. Once and a while I will talk to someone but I didn’t for the most part. After Charlie’s place we walked, in the cold, to Starbucks. After that we went to National Cathedral and ran around it. After we nearly froze to death we went to an organization called a wider circle. A wider circle is an organization that takes donations and give them for free to people in poverty. We sorted and good from bad dishes. Then we cleaned them. Tamara, Udo, and myself did a devotional and did pretty well.
Written by students on SBJA's mission trips to Washington, D.C., in 2018 and to Costa Rica in 2017.