Today we traveled from Białystok to a church in Belsk Podlaski - about 90 minutes south of Białystok - where we assembled 8 Ikea tables and 32 Ikea chairs that were purchased for the church with some of the funds that we raised for our trip. The tables and chairs will be used for a fellowship hall that was built in an attic space above the church. After we got done, we were treated to coffee, tea, and fresh punchki, a traditional Polish doughnut, usually filled with a small amount of jam and covered with melted sugar, powdered sugar, or chocolate. We then arranged the tables and covered them with hundreds of articles of clothing that had been collected by the medical university students to give to those in need. Afterwards, several families came by and went through the clothing, taking what they could use. On a dare, Dr. E. tried to slip on a pair of four inch stilettos – let’s just say that his feet and legs were not meant for walking in high heels. When we were done at the churc
Today we had a full day of serving the Lord in a couple different ways. The day started with our typical breakfast of sandwiches, sausage, cucumbers, and tomatoes. After breakfast we began work on the church where different people completed jobs of plastering walls, painting railing, general cleaning of the church, and staining wood. We were all starving by the time that lunch came around and some of the nice ladies from the church made us a delicious meal. It was one of my favorite meals yet. We had potatoes, salad, and breaded chicken. We hung around after lunch with Pastor Daniel’s family and went back to the hotel to freshen up. Afterwards we went into the city portion of Sosnowiec to go to a coffee shop. Unfortunately, we were unable to go serve at the school like we had previously planned due to concerns over COVID-19 but Kasia, a teacher from the school, invited us for coffee. A group of students met us and we had the best time talking about differences in Polish and Ameri
The Milligan team arrived in Munich and awaiting their next flight in another four hours. The Malone team is at their departure gate in Frankfort and is scheduled to depart for Detroit in just over two hours. Everyone is sleepy but doing well. Update: the Malone team has boarded and is preparing for takeoff to Detroit.