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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Thursday - We CAN'T believe it is almost over.

Howdy All!  We just had ice cream and feel great!   Who knew two scoops of cheesecake ice cream was $5?  But it was good...   We had a great day today.  It was bitter sweet knowing this was our last "normal" day, at least what we have come to consider normal.  We are just getting the hang of all of this and we are getting ready to be done.  It is amazing to us that the pastors and directors do this week after week, with group after group. 

It was amazing, as we drove to the ice cream store (not Blue Bunny), how fast the scenery changed to BEAUTIFUL restored homes.  Two story "mansions" lined the streets, no flood damage at all.  It is amazing what resources and money can do.  We have learned that it is more than that, though, as the difference between being poor and poverty has been thoroughly discussed.

Tonight's devotions were amazing as well.  One girl has gone through all kinds of hardship lately.  Her dad was fired from his 40 year job in April, and her mom was just diagnosed with breast cancer.  She had a double mastectomy last week and found the disease had spread to her limp nodes.  She now has to endure radiation and chemo.  This will all happen when Bitsy, the intern, is here in New Orleans.  Please pray for Bitsy's mother. 

Thanks again for all your comments.  The boys have not seen much of this, but the girls are.  We tell them info from the comments that you leave.  Thanks for allowing all of us to come down here.  We are being stretched and growing in our faith.  God is working here.

Mattea - The talent night video is posted yesterday.  Matt also sang, but I have not been able to get it on here yet.  Thanks!
The guys are playing more four square than basketball lately.





The kids beg for shoulder rides!  Then they chase each other around.


This is green group on the prayer walk.  They were praying in the park we, purple group, had basketball ministry in.  Kathy, Sara, and Tyler are in this group.

Playing with chalk.




This is part of the group at day camp.





video

7 comments:

  1. these are awesome pics!! it looks like you guys go to the basketball court a lot! and wow! those kids sure do love shoulder rides!! I hope God's message to them (through you all) will touch their hearts. :)
    i miss you all!!! i'm praying for you too!
    love, mattea

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  2. PS what did you guys do for talent night?

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  3. Love the talent night video, what exactly was Dean doing in the mic... I couldn't figure it out. :) Those kids you guys get to work with are just beautiful, LOVE their hair. I wish Levi or Jess would get cornrows..... God is working, you can see joy written across the kids faces! I hope all your backs are holding up, I'm sure that many piggybacks could do something to you. JK :) Praying for you guys, I'm excited to hear even more when you guys get home. Love you!
    Kaylee :)

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  4. Great Blog, Great Help, Greatly appreciated.

    Great big thanks to the three wonderful sponsors watching over and guiding our kids: K, P, and L. What you are doing this week for our kids I expect to be a means of blessing into the years ahead as they grow from this experience in ways I never imagined. Thank you, thank you, thank you for being there and taking them all to New Orleans. We have been praying especially for your strength and wisdom and for each day of sustaining superabundant strength. Wow.

    See you all soon.

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  5. How cool!!!What an amazing thing you all are doing there!!!
    Love
    A

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  6. oh cool video! sorry I didn't seem to see that that was the talent show! LOL
    Can't wait to hear all the amazing stories when you get back in - about 2 days and 5 hours. ;)
    Love you!
    ~mattea

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  7. Dear Elisabeth,
    I was so happy when you called
    the other day we were so happy to talk to you!
    A was happy to point out the pics of the kids you talked about and I was happy to see you were making friends the little girl you were doing chalk with was so incredibly cute! A decided to leave a comment today on my blog name. I can't wait till you come home but even though I want you home don't waste you last day it's the perfect time to spread more gospel to the people of New Orleans. I have put my new formal dress in my closet and can't wait to go to the youth formal with you! I can't wait to here how you spent your last day. Keep preaching his word and spreading his name to the people of New Orleans.
    Your Sister
    S(AKA Poem Girl)

    PS: I'm posting a poem on the youth trip on my blog today you should check it out Liz it's not done yet but I'll have it done by today.

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