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.|