SWEET HOME NEW ORLEANS:
So far my stay in New Orleans has been a BLAST. New Orleans looks the same as last year, no major changes. During dinner, we have a chance to talk with the nuns. Speaking with the nuns, gave different perspectives on the hurricane. I learned, everyone here has a story to tell, but not everyone's story is heard. Our mission here is to hear someone's story and change their life. Our mission here is not to rebuild the city itself; however, our mission here is to change a life. If I had the power to rebuild the entire city of New Orelans, I would definitly do it.
This year, we worked at St. Mary's Academy. Our work varied this year. We did some cafeteria work and some spray painting (No we did not vandilize any property). In the cafeteria, we helped prepare lunch for the students and we helped clean the cafeteria after lunch. St. Mary's Academy was demolished from Hurrican Katrina so St. Mary's Academy is located on trailor houses until the new school is built. We spray painted various areas on the ground where it was unsafe to walk. We also got a chance to speak to St. Mary's Academy students during lunch. I enjoyed talking to the students, even though I forgot most of their names. But, these students need our help. The city of New Orleans can not be rebuilt without our help. Lastly, yesterday, we visited the St. Peter Claver youth group for fellowship. Thats where I experienced southern hospitality. People were friendly and glad to see us worship with them. You know a fellowship ain't right without some nice New Orleans food at the end!
We heading to Memphis tomorrow morning so keep us in your prayers as we head there.