Back from New Orleans
March 26, 2006, 8:02 am
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Howdy friends. It’s been a while, eh? I’ve been mostly out of internet contact for the past week . . . down in New Orleans. It was a long week with tons of hard work, but we had a really good trip. Everything you’ve read about the devastation in the city is true. It’s hard to describe the feeling of driving up and down neighborhood streets without seeing any signs of life. House after house, block after block with no cars, no people, no lights. You walk into what used to be someone’s home, see a refrigerator laying on its side, clothing, pictures, furniture, mud, drywall everywhere. You stand in the middle of the room and look up to the ceiling, realizing that for over three weeks the room was filled to the top with toxic water – in one house we found an inch of mud in the attic.

I’m still tired and trying to get my head straight being back home, but I’ll post more throughout this week about the trip. Our group of 18 had an amazing time – tireless work, getting to know the people we served, much laughter. I’ll get some photos linked here too. For now, I’m just glad to be with Michelle, so I won’t take time away from that. Check back soon for more.


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