Friday, January 27, 2012

Meet Joe

Last weekend, the Aggies For Christ (group from A&M Church of Christ) came to spend the weekend serving and having fun with our youth group.
It was such a wonderful weekend. 
We did service projects, played laser tag, the Aggies did skits, and there were several incredible devos.
The highlight of the weekend was when we went to the Brookwood Community.
Here is the description from their website:

Through the Grace of God, The Brookwood Community provides an educational environment that creates meaningful jobs, builds a sense of belonging, and demands dignity and respect for adults with disabilities.

 We went to Brookwood Saturday morning to play basketball with the residents.
I think our kids were a little nervous at first, but once they met some of the residents, they really began to open up and show them so much love.
Its always amazing to me that when we go somewhere to serve and bless someone else, they end up blessing us so much more.
My biggest blessing of the day was Joe.
I met him when he came over to give me one of his business cards.
He was passing these out because he likes to receive and write letters, so they had his address on them.
He wanted me to take pictures of him and mail them to him.
So I did, of course.
Such a sweet man.
Our group played so much basketball.
Sang to the residents.
And did an A&M song
Our kids could not stop talking about it.
After the games, our group went over to the Brookwood store.
Each of the residents has a job, and some of them make these beautiful crafts and creations.
There is pottery, metal work, plants from the greenhouse, woodwork, cards, and so many other beautiful things.
If you live in the Houston area, you have to go to Brookshire and check it out.
You won't regret it.
I already can't wait to go back!

1 comment:

  1. Couldn't have accomplished this great weekend without my sweetheart. You're such a servant and the love of my life!


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