Today was roof until you drop day. We finished with the tear-off, got the roof all felted in and started shingling. While hammers pounded above, part of our crew helped with cleaning the yard of debris left from the flooding and helped with cleaning inside. The homeowner is very delighted and our group feels grace is being shared in a real and great way.
2009 New Orleans Mission Trip - Day 3
This morning we traveled to the 9th ward. We were in the East end which is right next to Lake Ponchartrain. Less than half the homes in what was once a middle-class neighborhood are habitable. Our task today was to rip off an entire roof and reshingle.
2009 New Orleans Mission Trip - Day 2
6:30 a.m. came early, at 8 we were rolling to the mission base at the UCC church. We were to roof today but the hurricane watch and tropical storm warning made roofing not the best call.
2009 New Orleans Mission Trip - Day 1
We made it!!! 928 miles, 16 hours. Hurricane watch, coastal flooding predicted! We had a safe trip, tired. At 8 a.m. Monday we will meet the local coordinator and get our work site assignments. Pray for us, we're ready to go, hurricane or not! We had communion this evening, missed being with our church family at Country Club Christian Church.
6th and 7th Grade Mission Trip, Day 4
off the day singing happy birthday to Zoë...the big 1-3! We headed out to start our second day of work. We split up into two groups, one working in a park cleaning up the area and the other sorting food at a food
pantry that served the community that we have been working with. Parker
really appreciated the fact that he got to work on a baseball field...I think
it took all his energy not to run around the bases instead of raking. When we finished we visited a Hindu temple and learned about the Hindu