Here are the last of the pictures of our mission trip to Lac Courte Oreilles!
On Thursday, we helped set up a large tent for a tent meeting for those who struggle with addictions. It was a gorgeous day that day and we met some wonderful people that morning!
One fun aspect of mission trips is the fact that you can have fun together – here is one painting crew!
After a lot of hard work of smoothing out the freshly poured concrete, the boys should be proud! This is the foundation for a warming house at The Shack
Wood burning stoves are quite common – so splitting and stacking wood is just part of a normal day!
Running a wood splitter was like second nature, as Dan and I did that for a whole week in Alaska 2 years ago!
Serving God may mean pulling weeds – we helped a lady clean up her yard and clear brush (so that she could see bears approaching her house – yes, this is true) and the joy it brought to her face, was priceless!
Seeing our youth group kids love on the children of Lac Courte Oreilles, brought such joy!
Dan playing with the kids on the playground
Trying to figure out how to make balloon animals – definitely an epic fail!
On Wednesday night we went to a demonstration pow-wow. How interesting to see what a pow-wow is really like!
On Friday night, our last night in Wisconsin, we headed over to nearby Hayward, where the Lumberjack World Championships were taking place. We met someone who happened upon free tickets and she generously offered them to us! We were all looking forward to it after spending a week in the woods and becoming semi-lumberjacks ourselves!
Nothing like dressing for the occasion!
The Hot Saw: WOW
I seriously don’t understand how this is possible!
The 60 foot pole climb – watching them come down is breath-taking – literally
Talk about a calf muscle workout – logrolling!
Running across logs (aka women’s boom run) – kind of want to give it a try
These women are so incredibly buff – women’s underhand
I think this is the standing chop
The Springboard Chop – so these guys use an ax to create divets into the log and then stick a board into it and stand on it, and then cut another divet in. Insane.
The good ole 90 foot climb up a pole – at the top, the pole is swaying back and forth.
It was a great way to end an eventful and blessed week. We all miss the trip incredibly and are learning how to live life with the changes God did in our hearts. We are spoiled by spending 24/7 with each other and now going our separate ways. But the joys of mission trips are the fact that we now have shared experiences. Dan and I are so blessed to have the opportunity to work with these kids and thank you to the parents for allowing us to be a part of their lives!