Community Life

Katelyn's Journey

I hope everyone is doing well in Canada and enjoying the nice spring weather. Its crazy how I’ve been gone for so long that Canada has already gone through three seasons. And it will be especially weird when I come home and its summer, since I left last summer.

Anyways, I thought for this blog I would explain more about the community I live in, which is a huge part why I love  Hands at Work. Since it is difficult to explain it in words, I’ll show you pictures to help you better understand.

 On there Hands property there are normal style houses that long term volunteers live in and then there is "the village" which is dorm-like rooms with a shared kitchen and common room. This picture is the outside of the dorm rooms.

On there Hands property there are normal style houses that long term volunteers live in and then there is “the village” which is dorm-like rooms with a shared kitchen and common room. This picture is the outside of the dorm rooms.

This is my bedroom. I was lucky enough to have no roommates from February to May. But now i'm sharing with a girl from Australia until she goes home. But she is awesome,  so it will be good.

This is my bedroom. I was lucky enough to have no roommates from February to May. But now i’m sharing with a girl from Australia until she goes home in July. 

In this picture is the main room of the village.  It acts as a multi purpose area, which is used as a living room, kitchen, meeting room, dinning hall, etc.

This is the main room of the village. It acts as a multi purpose area, which is used as a living room, kitchen, meeting room, dinning hall, etc. The next two pictures are from inside this building. 

This is our communal kitchen, sometimes it gets chaotic in there if everyone is cooking at the same time.

This is our communal kitchen, sometimes it gets chaotic in there if everyone is cooking at the same time.

This is the view looking out from the kitchen. Its where we eat our meals or hang out on the couches. It is also where we have our monday and friday morning meetings.

This is the view looking out from the kitchen. Its where we eat our meals or hang out on the couches. It is also where we have our monday and friday morning meetings.

This is one of the games night we have had in "the village." Its nice to always have people around to play games with.

This is one of the many games night we have had in “the village.” Its nice to always have people around to play games with.

This is from my friends birthday… At least once a month we are going out for dinner or having a party for someones birthday…

This is from my friends birthday… At least once a month we are going out for dinner or having a party to celebrate some kind of special occasion. 

Each morning (except Thursday) we have a meeting before we start our work day, which everyone needs to attend including the maintenance team. On monday we have prayer lead by small groups, tuesday is ladies prayer, wednesday is small groups in different people homes and friday is word and worship or updates about Hands. These mornings is what makes Hands unique and helps keeps God the focus in all we do.

Each morning (except Thursday) we have a meeting before we start our work day, which everyone needs to attend, including the maintenance team. On mondays we have prayer meetings lead by a small groups, tuesdays is ladies prayer, wednesday is small groups in different people homes and friday is word and worship or updates about what is new with Hands at Work in the other countries we work in. These mornings is what makes Hands unique and helps keep God the focus in all we do.

Originally posted to Katelyn's Journey