Here are some pictures from the rest of our productive weekend.  On Sunday we planted the vegetable beds with the help of some of our friends, including Sara Matheny

We planted several with seeds, but also bought a few plants like lettuce, tomato and eggplant…

Our youth group kids came over Sunday night for small group and they were “eager” to help us shovel dirt.  Thankfully they helped us make another dent the HUGE pile…

Of course they couldn’t resist burying one of our beloved middle school students up to his neck…

We were able to turn the hard work into a competitive game with two teams and two trucks.  Each team was tasked to fill their truck with dirt and unload it in the designated areas.  First one to complete this task received SONIC giftcards.  That got them moving really quick!

I think they had a lot more fun than they thought they would and they were a TREMENDOUS help to us as it would have taken me several full days to move the amount of dirt they did in a little over an hour…

We even worked in a good story from Scripture by talking about the Parable of the Vineyard Workers in Matthew 20.  In the end we gave them ALL sonic gift cards to enjoy.  It was the least we could do for their good attitudes and generous, serving spirits.

Even after all that excitement the work wasn’t through yet.  I spent my day off on Monday putting out new grass seed in several low areas where the kids helped us spread dirt.  Then I strawed and watered them.  We’ve done our part…now we wait…to see the mystery of how God the Creator will grow it all.

Probably an appropriate analogy for where we are in this whole process too!  May God continue to grow His good fruit in all of us…

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