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.
This evening, the “ladies” of the Great New Orleans Christian Church hosted a meal for us. Our feast included jambalaya and crawfish pie with two varieties of bread pudding (Ken Hubell’s favorite part!) with salad and french bread … we’re definitely not going hungry! We all sat at different tables with church members who told their versions of “the story” of Katrina. It was truly a nightmare and remains that for many.
Tomorrow, besides shingling the roof, we will participate in the dedication of a restored home to a young couple. We will experience the “full circle” or “alpha and omega” of ministry … from gutting a home to seeing the face of new life as a family return home!