ABC/NE first serves as an extra set of hands to the church as they put on a Vacation Bible School for their neighborhood. Kids from all over the north Ottawa area have been attending the first few days of VBS. The ABC/NE crew has served as station leader assistants and crew leaders taking kids from station to station.
In the afternoons we have been participating in hands on projects. Today we spent time at two locations aside from the church. Some of our team went to Christian school to help with summer maintenance and cleaning. After lunch our entire crew gathered at Buffalo Ridge. Buffalo Ridge is a retreat center for clergy, missionaries, and others in ministry. Founded in 1977 in San Francisco California, it was relocated to Kansas in 1992. This isolated and beautiful site offers great facilities and great views. It is a place for ministers and missionaries to find spiritual renewal, teach Christians how to share their faith, provide counseling and practical help for those in need, and compliment the work of churches. It was our honor to serve Buffalo Ridge by doing general cleaning, gardening, building a playground, and reading other equipment for future building projects.