Spring Break at the RTC!

I hope that the first day of spring finds you in good health.  I am very ready for the weather to start warming up and to see the flowers blooming and the harshness of winter fading day by day.

This past week, we had the privilege of having a mission team of young adults from Mississippi join us for spring break. The team drove in Thursday night and left on Tuesday afternoon, it was a few days of great fun and great fellowship with the refugee families in West Nashville. Several projects were accomplished by this group of 17 young adults, we cleaned and painted a few houses for the refugee families, they prayed with the families and got to hear their stories as well. And of course we had to curve in time for arts and crafts with the children, who enjoyed working alongside the team. It was a very fascinating week, most of the children saw people painting for the first time, of course they had to join in and let's just say that some of their clothes and body parts were a little bit stained with paint! 
On Saturday evening, each member of the team spent time with a refugee family and had dinner with them and it was an amazing experience for both sides, and the team members have amazing stories to tell ... Katie Kyle wins the award of the most amazing dinner story. (You'll get to ready these stories soon). The team also got a chance to pray with Phineas and his family the whole day on saturday, it was an amazing experience.

For the rest of the spring break, we are taking it slow, just spending time with the children and trying to get them ready for the next half of the semester.

Keep Phinias and his family in your prayers.