Saturday, April 5th, 2014.
Today I woke up early in the morning to go with church so we can go to a different city to volunteer at a homeless shelter. It was my first time going to a homeless shelter and I heard there were kids there too so I was pretty excited. The place was called mission salanos where they have houses for families who can stay for about 3months and up to one year, enough time to get back on their feet. I went with a few people to go to the kitchen and we cooked the chili and the rice. Coach P was one of the leaders directing people what to do. After we went to serve the food and I sat in a table with Janae and her mom (: Talked about a few things and then we had to clean up to prepare for the program for adults and the kids. I went outside to play with the kids and I met Janae, Zaya, Adriana, Jason, Mateo, and Roman. A few other davis students and me pretended with the kids to be spies. We did obstacle courses where we crawled under the lines like the military, hopped on one foot, played three legged race, red light green light, and stacked oreo cookies on each other’s foreheads, listened to a message from the bible, threw ping pong balls to each other to catch and when Mateo wanted to switch partners to be my partner, Zaya said she already found a perfectly good partner(: So I didn’t end up changing partners. Thank you for making my days kids (: We played for an hour and then we had to leave. The kids were sad and I was also sad ): They asked us if we would be coming back soon like next week, but that really depends on my church /: I told them I would be sure to come back next time the church asks people to come by again. It was extremely fun playing with the kids, and I hope you guys remember me the next time I come by! A very tiring, but good day(: