This evening our family had the opportunity to help out orphans in Africa. The Downtown Church is the daughter church of Crossroads Bible Church where Mike and I attend with our boys. Outreach is a big part of who The Downtown Church is considering they are located in downtown Bellevue where there is no place to worship. Tonight one of the ways to reach out was putting together 25,000 meals for orphans in Sierra Leone, Africa.
Mike and I thought it would be a good thing for our boys to experience and to see some friends we haven't seen in a while. Andy was able to help scoop out lentils and rice for a little bit, but we seemed to be at the enthusiastic table full of 10-12 year old girls. After a while of being told to be faster, Andy jumped ship and joined his friends elsewhere. It only took about an hour and a half to fill bags of lentils, rice, chicken protein and spices. Overall, it was a great experience and I hope our boys are able to do this again.