Written by cycleguy on July 25th, 2016

When I wrote yesterday’s post I knew very little about the mission Jo and all the others were going to work at.

After (if my calculations are correct…and they may be off an hour or two) a 14 hour trip on Saturday and another 6-7 on Sunday they arrived at the Team Effort base. They stayed in dorms the Methodist church built for groups such as ours. There is one other group there.

Today (Monday) they have been working at 2nd Rose of Sharon Church, an African American church (I am guessing). The pastor is A-A. They have been building a shed for them. Jo says the church building itself needs work but their group is tasked with the shed. She sent me pictures and they showed everyone pitching in. She said the young people who went are amazing. That is so cool to hear!

We texted back and forth and one of the things she said was this area was hit hard by Katrina (as was all of Louisiana). The water was over the roofs of the houses. You know…pictures can tell a story but until you see it up close, I’m not really sure the picture is accurate.

The work has been hard. It has been crazy, steamy hot. But there is also a sense of satisfaction of a job well done. Plus the whole idea of serving Jesus by helping others. So please continue praying for the 9 I mentioned in yesterday’s post. Thanks.


10 Comments so far ↓

  1. Jeff says:

    I went down there maybe 10 years ago shortly after Katrina. It was a for sure disaster. I went with a church group (believe it or not)because I wanted to do something and they were the best way I could figure out how to do it.I am sure those on this trip will reap the rewarding feeling of making a difference. Always good to hear these stories.

    • cycleguy says:

      In my eyes, Jeff, didn’t matter how you got there. the important thing is you did. Thanks for your kind words about the trip.

  2. Dan Erickson says:

    Glad to hear they are making some progress. After the last post it sounded uncertain where they were. I’ve been to New Orleans a couple of times long before Katrina. I love the region but there is a lot of work to be done there (as there is everywhere). I’ll keep the team in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Will keep on praying!
    Blessings for them and for you, Bill!