Wow. What a week! So much has happened in these last seven days; it's insane. I better start at the beginning.
Saturday it stormed. Like, insanely.
Sunday was the usual with a small change. We had church in the morning, where 40 to 50 people got baptized. Then we met as a Prayer Team to pray together one last time, and our Impact Team only met to get our sharing stats for the week. Then Sunday night, for Project Fun we had a picnic together in Millennium Park.
Monday was the usual. We had pizza and our Monday meeting. It was a fun night!
Tuesday we did an outreach to the Chicago homeless. We passed out pb&j sandwiches. Then Sydney, Alex and I went to the Lincoln Park Zoo.
Creative Date. We decorated mugs and cooked them appetizers and desserts, and then just chilled together afterward. They really appreciated the thank you, almost as much as we appreciated the date itself!
Afterward we went back to the Lofts for an after party! We changed into comfy clothes, watched a video of us that was recorded by the Banquet team of our greatest memories, project secrets, most embarrassing moments, encouragements, etc., and they gave us little gift bags.
Thursday morning we had our last meeting together as a Project, and then I proceeded to clean and pack up for the rest of the day (literally. Like, I was packing until almost 3am). We came together as a Project, or those of us who were left as people started leaving Thursday morning, and did a hug/goodbye line in the lobby so we could all get our goodbyes out at once. And do you want to hear something surprising? I haven't cried about leaving once. Yeah, I've missed home a lot and have wanted to be back on the farm like crazy, but after all we went through as a Project, these 68 other college students from all over the country have really become my family, and have given me a glimpse of what Heaven will be like. When I was first applying for Project and people told me that I would be spending the summer with almost 70 of my closest friends, I said yeah right. We'll be friends, but there is no way that we will be that close. I can honestly say that God proved that assumption incorrect. These men and women have become so dear to my heart, and I cannot wait for our Project Reunion in November. And the best part is,