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Every weekly post I write is mostly about what I saw, what I heard or what I felt the week was for the teams. So this week I thought I should switch things up a bit and I asked the teams to give me a little report about this week, how it really was from their view point.

This week we had two big teams. Escalade Youth Group from Fullerton with group total of 25 people and a Gateway Bible Church from Scotts Valley with a group of 44 people.

Gateway youth leader Nate shares:

“We are so glad to be back serving at Gleanings. For many of our students, this is the first time doing anything like this. We are learning that our perspective changes everything when we see that we’re here to serve others and not ourselves. We are also learning that it’s not about us; it’s about Jesus. This brings amazing joy and purpose to everything we put our hands to. To God be the glory!”

Escalade youth shares:

“One of the greatest joys of coming to Gleanings is meeting new people and hearing their testimonies. I enjoyed hearing Henrijs testimony and how God saved him.” -Kyle

“The high for me is being able to make these dried peaches with my own two hands. Knowing that it will help people out of starvation and help them become closer to God.” -Isabella

“The top highlight for me is being a part of the worship team and just being in worship. I enjoyed cup-up at the plant. I got to talk with fellow members at the belt and got to talk with people next to me. I also enjoyed free time after we finished the day’s work. I love hanging out and talking with people in the evening.” -Ethan

In Acts 3:6 Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you.” This week they walked it out. They gave their time, their hands, their hearts, and God’s love was shared. They reminded us that it’s not about us, it’s all about Jesus!