We had a great day in Duluth on Wednesday, but it got a little late so we’re posting this update before leaving for service sites Thursday morning.
One of our Zumbro/St. Pius groups with Ben, Sam, Max, Lily, Avery, and Maika spent their third day at a nursing home. Visiting with the residents has gotten easier each day they’ve been there, and they also enjoyed helping out with a taco party and taking residents out for some fresh air. They are excited to be at a new service site today!
Another Zumbro/St Pius group was at a community garden in the morning. Sarah, Nick, Jeremy, Luke, and Becca weeded and transplanted strawberry plants (and enjoyed a few fresh strawberries). After lunch they were inside at a community center’s office, helping to make thank you cards and posters for an upcoming car wash. They also learned how to make ceremonial tobacco pouches.
In the evening all of us went to Enger Tower. The kids had fun climbing the tower and enjoying the wonderful views of Duluth and Lake Superior. It was also a great opportunity to relax and spend time with friends from the other church groups that are here in Duluth this week.
The theme for our church group time on Wednesday was possibilities. As we’re coming closer to the end of our time in Duluth, it was great to talk about the new possibilities that have opened to us because of this experience and the possible ways we can continue our serving and giving after returning to Rochester.