Though it has been two years since Harvey touched landfall there is still so much devastation. Students from FBC Kingwood and Parkside Baptist in Denison continued work at Bobby Beach Park today. The flooding to the area has rotted the wood in the sheds and damaged the baseball field. Lack of resources made it difficult for the community to repair the park. As a result, it was left to be overgrown with weeds and filled with trash. I was able to talk to Ethan, an incoming 8th-grade student at FBC Kingwood, while we worked on removing vines from the fences. Ethan was excited about the opportunities he has to serve communities and learn new skills at Bounce.
Everyone seems to be finding their place at their worksites. A hoard of junior high boys did an exceptional job destroying old tile (the perfect job for junior high students) so that new flooring can be placed tomorrow. Some are content digging holes and filling in front yards, painting trim, pulling weeds, pressure washing parking lots, putting up new sheds, etc. Students are experiencing God through their service to communities who need help.
FBC Fairfield had the unique opportunity to encounter God in a different kind of way today. In addition to finishing the work at their resident’s house, they had a rotten tree from the neighbor's house fall on their vehicle. No students were injured. However, had the vehicle not been there, the students would have been hit by the tree. God had a special hedge of protection over them. I was able to participate in Fairfield’s devotion time while the tree was being cleared away by the city. Students kept coming back to how God constantly provides for His people and how His divine Love pursues us and our redemption. This week at Bounce students have been able to taste and see that the Lord is good.