March 24, 2011

This would have been up a lot sooner, but I’m unable to get internet from the room, so it had to wait until this morning.

Yesterday we left the hotel, and headed for Nashville. Once here, we went to the Nashville Rescue Mission. They gave us a tour, and told us what they do. They rehabilitate men, while teaching the word of God. The men can go through and get their GED, learn how to use computers to make a resume, and they all have a place to stay. The Nashville Rescue Mission has a soup kitchen, and a lot of places for men to stay. It is a huge place , and they will fill every bed, every night. That was surprising.

After we had the tour, we went to the basement to help out in the warehouse. Some of us organized all of the donations that they receive, while others gathered clothes for the men who graduate from their program.

The fifteen of us powered through the tasks they gave us, and so they kept giving us more to do. It was awesome that we were able to do so much for them. 🙂

Today we go back to the mission, take a tour of the women’s facility, and go to the library. I can’t wait to help out again.



5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sandy Kiefer
    Mar 25, 2011 @ 13:45:33

    This is so wonderful that all of you are helping other people. I bet you all have a good feeling after the chores are done. I am so proud of all of you. Not only are you helping people and learning but also able to have fun too. This blog was a great idea for us to follow you trip. Enjoy the warm weather as it is not nice in WI. Britney we miss you and love you lots. Love, Grandma K


  2. Gina Rebman
    Mar 25, 2011 @ 15:13:32

    What a great experience you are all having, and its wonderful that you are able to help so many less fortunate people. We are proud of all of you, give yourselves a great big pat on the back for all that you have accomplished this week. Enjoy your last day in Nashville and the bus ride home. See you all in Oshkosh when you return. Bring that warm weather back with you, so it will melt all of the snow we got this week. Britney your little brother can’t wait to tell you about the roller coasters he was on this week. We miss and love you lots.


    Dad, Mom and Aaron


  3. Lori Develice Collins
    Mar 25, 2011 @ 18:42:17

    Thanks for sharing your journey with us. It looks like you are having a very meaningful experience. Can’t wait to learn more upon your return to Oshkosh!


  4. Sandy Kiefer
    Mar 26, 2011 @ 14:22:40

    The week is just about done. What an experience for all of you. Can’t wait to hear all about it. Have a safe trip home. Sorry you have to leave the nice weather to come back to Winter WI. Britney, can’t wait to see you. Love you lots and miss you. Love, Grandma K Grandpa sends his love too.


  5. Debi Felzer
    Mar 26, 2011 @ 14:46:11

    Can you believe the week went so quickly? You can all be very proud of all the great things you accomplished in the last 5 days! What an amazing experience!! Jessica, there are plenty of windows at home, just waiting for you to clean!!! Love, Mom


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