2009 New Orleans Mission Trip – Day 5

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We had a great day.  Early to the work site and continued shingling.  At 10:30 we drove over to the dedication of a completely rehabilitated home.  There were representatives from the mayor’s office, the Salvation Army, Red Cross, United Church of Christ Disaster Response Team, our mission team, and many …

2009 New Orleans Mission Trip – Day 4

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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 …

2009 New Orleans Mission Trip – Day 3

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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 1

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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 …

Cedar Rapids Mission Trip Report

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Cedar Rapids Mission Trip Report June 11-13, 2009 Eleven volunteers went to Cedar Rapids, IA, from June 11-13 to help with rebuilding after last year’s massive flooding.  The group worked on Cedar Christian Church that sat in eight feet of water after the Cedar River crested at 35 feet on …