On Wednesday, we started the day by giving back to Russ. We all got in groups of two and did projects around the blue house, to make the blue house feel more welcoming for when people would come to visit. Renee and I (Rachel) cleaned the kitchen and organized the game closet. Through completing these projects we were able to show Russ how much we appreciate him for giving us a place to stay and aid his ministry. After we finished around 12:00 p.m, Russ took us to lunch, and then we followed his car up to a reservoir. At the reservoir our team found a nice, shady spot close to the water to swim, relax and hang out with each other.
We spent a couple of hours at the reservoir then we drove back to the blue house to meet up with some people we met from earlier this week. Once we all got together we drove to a hiking trail, that was gorgeous yet challenging, but everyone made it! I loved the hike because it was such a challenging adventure. The destination of our hike was a view of a waterfall and of the city, it was gorgeous and a well deserved reward. A couple of us went a little farther to get a better view and we where the only people at the spot, we were yelling, cheering and taking lots of photos.When we got back to the cars we all went to a coffee shop, where most of us had drinks and conversations.
When we got back to the blue house, our new friends started to leave and the team went to bed, getting some well needed rest from our rest day.