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West Main Students

Serving In Houston, TX
May 31, 2021
Community: Channelview, Houston, Pasadena
Partner: Houston Food Bank, Memorial Baptist Church, Old River Terrace United Methodist Church
Staff: Kalyn Larson

Houston, we have arrived!

by Kalie Tripp | May 31, 2021 10:34 PM

After a long day of travel the team has arrived safely, we've done introductions and are ready to get to work tomorrow morning! 

Houston, we have arrived!

Morning Work at Old River Terrace Church

by Kalie Tripp | June 1, 2021 2:36 PM

Our team got to work this morning serving Old River Terrace Church. Several months ago the freeze that happened in Texas caused a pipe to burst and flood their community center with water. We got to work by taking the bottom two feet of drywall out. 

Morning Work at Old River Terrace Church

Flower Beds for Old River Terrace

by Kalie Tripp | June 1, 2021 3:12 PM

After our morning project we spent time outside taking out weeds and rotting wood from the flower beds. Some of the larger shrubs died in the freeze and need to be taken out by tractor tomorrow morning.
Flower Beds for Old River Terrace

Houston Food Bank

by Kalyn Tripp | June 2, 2021 10:07 AM

This morning we're serving at Houston Food Bank, the biggest food bank in the United States based on distribution. We are packing backpack buddy bags, for students to take home on weekends to ensure they have food for the weekend. 

Houston Food Bank

Old River Terrace Church

by Kalie Tripp | June 2, 2021 3:45 PM

This afternoon our team continued work at Old River Terrace Church. After work in the garden yesterday we were able to add bricks as edging some mulch and extra plants.
Old River Terrace Church

Stump Removal at Old River Terrace

by Kalie Tripp | June 2, 2021 3:56 PM

Finished out our day working on removing some stumps that died in the Texas freeze. It proved to be a challenge as the plants were rooted deeply and had a firm grasp in the ground. But determination and the help of a tractor we've made good progress in removing all the stumps just before the rain! 


Stump Removal at Old River Terrace

Movie Night at Memorial

by Kalie Tripp | June 3, 2021 7:22 AM

Following our busy day serving at Houston food bank + Old River Terrace Church we joined a local youth group for their movie night. Memorial the church that is hosting us this trip, extended an invitation to join their movie night as well.


Old River Terrace

by Kalie Tripp | June 3, 2021 11:49 AM

This morning we finished up our time at Old River Terrace power washing the steps of the church and pulling weeds. Our partner pastor- Chris was thrilled at how inviting the church looks! 
Old River Terrace

Lunch with Old River Terrace

by Kalie Tripp | June 3, 2021 12:58 PM

One of the members from Old River Terrace took the team out to lunch today and even treated the team to Sopapillas! 
Lunch with Old River Terrace

Houston Space Center

by Kalie Tripp | June 4, 2021 10:21 AM

Following a week full of work our team spent some fun time at the Houston Space Center exploring. 

Houston Space Center

Goodbye for now!

by Kalie Tripp | June 4, 2021 10:24 AM

And just like that, the week is done! After a week of serving and making memories the team is starting their journey back home! 

Goodbye for now!

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