that's the name of the project that j and his college group went to new orleans with. i had lunch with him yesterday and was able to hear more about his experience. what an awful storm. one of the girls from the group (i think her name was jackie) had a digital camera, so the photos from new orleans are courtesy of her. j said he took a lot of these and that's one of the reasons he is in so few of them. j and i weren't able to preview these together, but the photos spoke for themselves. i came across the photo of the couple whose home was destroyed first and then saw this one of the photo of them when they were younger and it just broke my heart. thankfully, they are alive and well, but what they have gone through is beyond my comprehension. hopefully, j will comment and be able to share their first names and maybe explain a little more about some of the photos in the album. the photo of the house in the middle of the street and the foundation sitting bare is pretty amazing.
i was pretty impressed by the way the apartment looked too. very neat and tidy!
this morning, as i was thinking about j's trip and volunteering in general, it made me think of what i am currently doing here in my community and what i could be doing. i think we all have opportunities right where we are~it's just a matter of recoginizing what the needs are. also, made me think of my cuz, er and something she does with her kiddos that made such an impression on brooke and i. we were in washington, at one of j's basketball tournaments and visiting family and spent time with er and james and their girls(at the time, since dane wasn't born yet!) and she would pray with her girls that they would BE a blessing. what a cool concept. teaching her children that it's wasn't about them. made me start to pray that for myself. and brooke prays that with the boys. to BE a blessing. so proud that my boy was a blessing to a couple in new orleans.