Oceanside 2013: Day 3

“This morning we started off helping Generations North set up all the chairs and table for their church service.  We got to spend our morning worshiping with them and listening to the message.  We also got to do communion. The people at Generations were so welcoming and made us realize that we need to be much more welcoming at our church back home.  After that we headed to In-N-Out burgers.  It was delicious and I think we need one in Georgetown.  After our tasty meal, we loaded up in the vans and went to the harbor.  I was really nervous about getting sick while whale watching, but it turns out that I was fine.  I just ended up sleeping for an hour and felt much better after that.  We got to see lots of dolphins and I even got a few pictures!!  Some of the pale people got a little red (Brett and MaryBeth) hahaha.  MaryBeth’s isn’t too bad but Brett on the other hand looks like a raccoon!!  For dinner we went over to John and Jacque’s house.  They made us yummy lasagna, garlic bread, caesar salad and brownies.  They were so sweet to invite all 41 one of us Texans into their home.  Now we are back at the church just getting ready to go out and work tomorrow.  Please be praying for us to have patience with each other and to not get stressed out.” – as remembered by Kiersten Gonzales

“Today was our second day in California and it was our free day.  We started off the morning helping the setup crew at Generations North.  We spent the morning worshiping and communicating with the people among the church. nIt was such a friendly environment and I am very blessed to be a part of it.  After church we ate at In-N-Out Burger and it was delicious and very cheap.  Whale watching was my favorite part of the day, but most people do not agree with me.  There were only 9 of us that stayed at the front of the boat looking for whales and dolphins the whole 2 hours.  We call ourselves the “Nautical 9” and everyone else are the “Lame 32.”  We were getting a little discouraged at the end because we weren’t finding any whales, so we brought out our whale and dolphin calls (we sounded like Dory in Finding Nemo but 10x better).  Five minutes later we saw hundreds of dolphins swimming in a pack leading our boat.  It was incredible to see these beautiful animals that God created and I am so glad I stayed out there the whole time to experience it.  For dinner we went to a family’s house at the church who provided dinner for all 41 of us.  It was delicious and they were so generous for sharing their home and food with a bunch of youth.  Overall, today was an amazing day and I am so excited to see what God has in store for us with our projects.” – as remembered by MaryBeth Brue

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