|Cindy H. admires the mosaic.|
|Darren C. gets up close to a leaf.|
|Vicki V. poses with a flower.|
|Joanna B. with a car.|
|Rene, Chris and Karen enjoy their veggie burgers.|
|Hallway art gallery.|
|Diane, Chris and Rene view the art work.|
This week the students of Hope University are took several small groups on a field trips to Integrity House in Santa Ana California. We had lunch with them, enjoyed the hallway art gallery and admired our beautiful mural which was created in tandem with that program. Students, staff and volunteers from Hope University all collaborated in creating the mural on the outside of the Integrity House building. It incorporates drawings, paintings and mosaics of the students art work. Whimsical and representational as well as some portraits of the clients at Integrity House. We enjoyed veggie burgers, french fries, salad, apples slices and lentil soup, all of which were prepared by the staff and clients at Integrity House.
On the dedication addition to the mural it states:
Trees represent a place of shelter.
Flowers represent the blossoming of a person.
Birds represent the ability to soar beyond other peoples expectations.
All of these are true about both programs and the students and clients who attend them.
They find shelter and understanding with peers and staff at their programs.
They blossom as people, friends, family members and productive members of society.
They often soar well beyond all expectations put upon them by society and even themselves!
All so very true, and so much can be learned from them and their amazing ABILITIES!