Our fourth and last day of work on this Beecher United Church of Christ today. We’re gratified by the progress we’ve made on this beautiful building, and we’re praying for the return of this congregation, dispersed by Katrina, to enjoy it!

In yesterday’s devotion, Peg quoted a New Orleans resident, who, after being so moved by the rebuilding of her home by volunteer groups such as ours, founded a group called “Beacons of Hope,” which has rebuilt over 1700 homes in the area.

Our inspiration comes from the hope, faith, and persistence of the citizens of the Crescent City as they strive to rebuild this damaged, but not destroyed, city.