We had an early start for our last Devotional session, then went about packing up and cleaning the AirBnB we had called home for the past week. We then dropped off our luggage on campus and promptly made our way to the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program offices where we spent about an hour and a half with the residents. We met an incredibly talented Jamaican gentleman who showed us the artwork he made in his free time, consisting of paintings of different flags and glitter motifs.
Later on in the afternoon, we headed for our last gig at Lion of Judah’s Awana service, where we were met with a delicious tray of snacks and an enthusiasm from the kids like none we had encountered before on our trip.
In attendance were youngins of all ages-ranging from three to four year olds to high school seniors. Their energy was infectious and we immediately forgot all about our exhaustion after our busy week and joined in the fun. Seeing all those kids show up on a Friday evening for worship and religious study was one of the most inspiring moments in the entire Spring break.
Later on, the kids were sectioned off into age groups and we joined the high-school team to listen in on their topic for the week, marriage. The way sessions were carried out was impressive- it wasn’t a teaching as much as it was an engaging and interactive discussion, with the students getting way more talk time than the teachers. At the end, we got a Q&A session about college life. Among all the intelligent questions we got, was one that asked about keeping true to our faith in the largely secular college scene. Michaye gave a spot-on answer about how faith is best demonstrated in forming genuine relationships even with people with differing views from your own- and letting your faith shine through your actions as opposed to being condescending of other people’s ideals.
And with that, we wrapped up our 2019 Spring Break Tour. It has been an incredibly eye-opening, fulfilling, blest week, and I come out of it having gained broader insight into the struggles and triumphs of our city’s residents, and the incredible ways in which God has been working in other people’s lives. Every day before we started our mission, we would pray for God to use us in whatever ways He saw fit, to make us instruments of His peace, joy, and love. Now, as we close the week, we thank Him for having us exactly where He needed us to be, and pray that the fruits we have sown bear much fruit, all for the greater glory of His name. Thank you for journeying with us all the way to the very end!