When you think of a cold day with rain and snow, you picture a nice crackling fire, big cup of steaming hot chocolate, and a day to relax and maybe watch some movies or TV. One7 believes that everyday, no matter what the weather decides to do, is a perfect day to work. The land around our new playground has turned into a mud pit, so we received some dirt and mulch to cover it up. We decided that Saturday would be the perfect time to get it all finished. When it was raining and spitting snow at 6:30am, we knew it would be an interesting day.
The morning started off with 40, bare-knuckle push ups in gravel and freezing water. That may seem very strange to a lot of people. In the words of David Garrett “The cross wasn’t easy, boys!”
Getting out of our comfort zone and doing things even when it might cause pain and suffering is what One7 is all about. Jesus willingly carried that cross upon His back all the way to Calvary. He allowed people to punch Him, spit on Him, kick Him, mock Him, and finally nail Him to that tree. He was/is the ultimate example of a warrior.
After push ups, the dirt moving began. It was more like moving and raking mud, but we eventually got it all spread out. Using a Dingo and several wheelbarrows, we hauled dirt through slippery mud and, toward the end of the day, ice and snow. It was quite the challenge, but we had no doubt we would accomplish our mission.
Toward the end of our dirt moving and ditch digging adventures, the snow began to fall in blizzard-like fashion. We mobilized a clean-up team and had the grounds looking ship shape in no time at all. That left plenty of time for a snow ball fight and then a movie later at the dollar theater in Matthews.
We also had our amazing friends Brian and Pam visit from TN. All in all, it was an awesome day filled with hard work, community, fellowship, and fun. It’s what One7 is all about. Here are some pictures from the day.