By Ainsley Woodham, St. Catherine's
On our mission week, we went to different places such as Martain’s Garden, Mostly Mutts, went to a local recycling center with Keep North Fulton Beautiful, and worked around our local church to help get ready for the new school year.
Throughout the week, we went to these places and the people who worked there would show us inside their facilities and tell us more about what they did and what their goal was to help keep the community clean. To start off our week we went to Martin’s Garden and they had some of us clean seed slots to help with the growing process and had a few of the older high school students cut weeds from their perimeter fence surrounding the garden. The next day we went to a recycling center to help with Keep North Fulton beautiful and they had groups walk up and down the road collecting trash to take back to the center. They also had people keep track of some of the local residents bringing carpet for a free carpet drive they were hosting at the recycling center. The next day we were at Mostly Mutts and we all took turns giving the dogs baths and looking after some of the dogs and cats at the shelter. On the last day, we worked at our home church, St. Catherine’s. We cleaned the fountain in front of the church, cleaned the gazebos out near our youth house, cleaned our front porch, and organized the interior to get ready for the new school year.
Throughout the week, I saw God in all the workers that we helped this week. They were all so passionate about what they did and that they were so excited that we wanted to help them out.
I feel like all of the things that I learned that week helped form me and changed my perspective on how I go about my daily life. I am more cautious about they things that I say and do and what impact they can have on my community around me.