Yesterday, April 15, was service day at Messiah College. It is a day that the college allows all students, faculty, and staff to stop work and participate in an act of service. The Agape center organizes many groups and helps to send teams into the streets, cleaning up the local area.
We also host the Special Olympics, this way many students do not need to leave campus and they can assist in the games. Olympians come from the local school districts and they are paired up with a buddy (Messiah student). Many students also help organized the events, like timing the races and setting up equipment. It is a busy day all over campus, but it is also a joy to watch the Olympians.
I was participating in an off campus project at Ten Thousand Villages. I went to the local store (it is a non profit organization) and helped clean windows and bring in new inventory. Some years I help paint or work in the flower beds. It feels wonderful to lend a helping hand. We had a beautiful day and it was greatly appreciated.
Now I am waiting for the thunderstorms to come this evening!