Trip Start Jul 14, 2010
9Trip End Jul 21, 2010
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Once again this morning it was an early day. We were up at 6am and had breakfast at 7am. We then set out to work among homes. We were given the work of deconstruction of a home that was ruined by the flood waters of Katrina. In the area we worked in, the homes had around 7ft of water. The home had already been torn down by the city, but some of the wood was still good and is going to be used for indoor wall paneling, benches, bookshelves, and such so we had to go through each board, and using hammers and pliers, we took out all the nails. It was a day of long, hard work, but work that made a great difference and was a tremendous help
After we returned from working we cleaned up and packed our things so that we could leave to go to The Sheraton. As we were driving through downtown New Orleans going to our hotel we were constantly passing youths that were either wearing this year’s lime green NYG backpacks, or standing in large groups. It is going to be an amazing experience to be with so many youth professing the same one and only God. When we arrived at The Sheraton, we learned that there were no double rooms available, so we left our things and went out for dinner. We found a small grill and bar that had a great variety of food (from pancakes to alligator). We were put in an indoor patio room with another group that was here for the NYG that was from Nashville, IL and our two groups had a great dinner as it was a time of small fellowship
After dinner we went and walked a little around downtown and then headed back to our hotel, as it turned out, we didn’t have our rooms-even though we should have-so we were given a suite, sweet! We quickly learned on our way up that it will be difficult getting up and down because the stairs are closed and elevators are the only transportation allowed, so we have now put elevator transportation into our list of delays. Tomorrow we will get some sleep in the morning and then spend some time by the pool. We’re going to have a nice dinner in mid-afternoon and then we’ll head over to The Dome for our first mass event with everyone here for the NYG to officially kick us off! Once again, thanks for all your support, prayers, and comments! God’s Blessings!
Love from All,