Friday, July 11, 2008

one last post

until I get back...

Fred, Andy and I are going on a mission trip with the youth to New Orleans. We leave on Monday (at6am!). I don't know if I will post anything else till I get back. (what? no internet for a week?!)
I am getting excited about the trip. Since we are the 'newbies' and don't really know many people, we have been kinda out of the loop. We've been bugging the youth pastor for information for a couple of months, but he has had his plate full. He just returned with a group from Africa and that was all that was on his mind. But we had a meeting this past Wednesday night and got all the info. I also got some #s of the adults going in hopes that we can talk with them before we leave so we can get a better feel of how we can be used.
I knew we were going to 'build'. I thought it would be a great time to be able to 'see' the fruits of your labor. But the more I thought about it, the more I remembered how bad in shape I am! I mean, what if I couldn't handle the work? aahh!!
Well, I have been told that the lady that is in charge of the meals (we feed ourselves) needs help and I could work with her. I can, but then I started feeling: am I wimping out? don't I want to be 'out there' with the rest of them? Oh, well. Fred and I want to do whatever is needed and have no preference.
One of the things I am looking forward to is seeing Andy getting involved with the other youth and possibly developing more friendships. Also, having him come out of his comfort zone and be part of something that is not at all about him.
We are going to work on a lady's house. Apparently, her house was greatly damaged with the hurricane. A contractor came in to do repairs and did it all badly and took off with her money. So it all has to be redone. There is going to be work with sheet rock, painting inside/outside, and landscaping. Is going to be cool to look at it at the end of the week and see her house completely redone. (we pray!)
We are staying in a church right in the French Quarter. Our schedule is not to strenous and we will have an opportunity to look around, I think, towards the end of the week. Andy says he wants to try crawfish. That will be a picture I will be taking. Aren't they like 'little water roaches'? ugh!
Anyway, hoping to have some cool pics and great stories to share as soon as I get a hold of a computer.

Pray for us!!!!

2 comments:

Dean & Mary said...

May you have a safe journey, a fun time with the youth, and may you get to know and love them. I pray that God will be seen in all the work that you guys are going to be doing. Can't wait to hear about the trip when you get back. Don't forget to take care of yourself.

Kbear and Jman said...

Have a good and safe journey. God will use you in ways you never imagined.