A couple of weeks back I had the honor of heading up a team of wonderful students and some select employees from George Fox that went to downtown Portland’s Rescue Mission to help out with some service projects and also to paint a mural in the men’s rec room.
Every year George Fox sends out its entire campus population for a day do acts of service in the community. This is the seventh year I have participated in the event, and the third in which I was able to head up a group of art students that were able to use thier artistic skills in service to others. The team was able to crank out the mural in an impressive five hours at the Portland Rescue Mission on Burnside.
The folks working at the mission were an absolutley wonderful group of people (one of which I found out got his MFA in SanFransico). I was struck at the sense of mission, purpose, heart, tenacity, and clarity that they have as they serve the homeless in Portland. It was an honor to work with them for a day. Our hope is that the mural we created will provide a bit of refuge too for those in the community, it was a blessing to see a glimpse of the work they do.