Thursday, August 20, 2009

Playground Project

July 7,8, and 9th 2009
Addision Terrace Playground Project

In our church one of my volunteer jobs is the Public Affairs Director for our geographical area. This usually consists of me putting together service projects in our community helping out other community members or groups. This particular project our church was in charge of manning the food tent that fed all the volunteers for three days while they built a playground for an under-served housing project in the Hill District of Pittsburgh. On the third day which was the main building day, some of our church members, including 17 missionaries (our whole zone), even helped to build the playground. Below are pictures of this great day!

Part of the project was to paint a mural on one of the walls and two of our missionaries got involved. The Mormon church forever left their imprint I suppose. :)

Even my sister Stacey got to come and help out. She came into town because of her husband Brad's job with Children Miracle Network, but it was awesome she was able to be there to participate and see what I do with some of my time.

Later that evening, Matt, Carter, Stac, Brad and I went to the top of Mount Washington so we could show off our city's skyline.

Brad and Stacey even got to leave their five children at home. And come out solo... WOOWOO!! What a cute couple.


Mark, Holly and Boys said...

Very cool, Amber. What a neat calling to serve in!...and on a different note - are you guys tossing out any girl names, or will you wait to announce things when she's born? I'm soooo excited for you guys.

Matthew said...

I'm so proud of you and all the hard work that you do. What a great woman you are. This was an awesome project. You forgot to mention that in order to thank the missionaries you had ALL 17 of them over to the house for dinner.