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Friday, March 13, 2015

What a Wonderful Week

Today was the final week of what has turned out to be another wonderful week of collaboration between the PVs and Northern Illinois University students. As is our tradition, we try and have the group do a project all together on the last day since they are spread out working in different groups the rest of the week. Today they worked in Baileysville to help to rehab an old church that sits on top of the mountain. The road to the church was impassible by car, so the group had to hike up the side of the mountain with supplies and ladders in hand. The church is tiny, only about 10 foot by 12 foot, but holds huge memories for many in the community. The group put paneling on the ceiling and walls, and installed a door. It is the hope that the church can be used again and create many more memories.

After heading back to The Way to start to clean up the group drove up to Twin Falls to join us for dinner and a closing reflection. It was great to hear the impact the week's experiences had on everyone. Thank you to NIU's Newman Center for organizing a great group, The Way for housing the group and to the many people in Wyoming County for their hospitality. It was a wonderful week.

 If you look really closely, you might be able see the church on top of the mountain behind the group

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