Another part of the ministry that the Hagemans and Snyders do is an outreach to the homeless people in Radom. They use an apartment, which is again about 10 or 20 minutes on foot from the Snyder's. I think they serve a meal there a couple times a week, and the pastor from the church, Pastor Tytus, gives a little message. The American team didn't get too involved in the ministry, but we went a couple nights to the Ministry Center (that's what they call the apartment) to meet those they are ministering to. Since the pastor talked in Polish, we didn't go in for his message, we just worked some on our presentations and other things in another room. The heat doesn't work real well in the apartment, so that's why we all have coats or sweatshirts on. L-R: me, Lee, Tim, Greg
These next pictures are of the Snyder's apartment, so you can kind of picture what I'm talking about when I keep bringing it up. Above is the dial intercom thing by the door. We pushed number 2 and they would unlock the door for us.
The walkway up to their house. We got off the bus stop and walked about 5 minutes to get to the apartment. Hanging out in the Snyder's living room. That's Steve Snyder on the computer at the desk.
Vera taking a little nap. Since it was a half hour bus ride back to the Hageman's apartment, we would just stay at the Snyder's after the presentations and lunch if we were doing anything in town that evening.
On Thursday of that first week, it was Bernatka Snyder's birthday. She generously shared her chocolate with the whole team. By the end of the afternoon, there wasn't much left.
Ok, now the Hageman's apartment. This is where I stayed along with Hannah, Linda, Lee, and of course, Bob and Vera. The room above is the shower room, and the washing machine is just out of the picture on the left.
This is the toilet room. There is a little sink, but we couldn't use it because it leaked. Although it was weird having the shower in a room with no toilet, it was better that way, because when you only have one toilet and one shower for six people, it worked much better to have them separate.
This picture was taken from the doorway into the apartment. The closed door there is the toilet room, and the open room to the left is the kitchen. Lee's bedroom was just out of the picture on the left. Bob and Vera's bedroom is at the end of the hall, and the living room is to the left at the end of the hall. The shower room is out of the picture on the right.
The kitchen was rather small, but we didn't spend much time at the Hageman's apartment, so it wasn't too bad. Actually, it was rather cozy when all six of us would sit in there and talk.