Wednesday, March 16, 2011

New Orleans - Day 5

As time has allowed on this trip, I have scouted different sites to prepare for our KidzDays in the Parish camp (like KidzDays in the Glade at home) that we will do this summer in St. Bernard Parish. Today, that work allowed me to cross paths with a new friend: Mike.

Mike works for the Recreation Department in St. Bernard, and I found out a lot about him in a short amount of time. He is a single parent of five children. He loves St. Bernard Parish. And he is still not back in his home more than five years after the storm. In fact, his home has been in its current state for the past two years. After a site visit to his house, I believe that we are going to be able to help Mike when we come back in July. It was such a joy to be able to pray with him (along with Cydney Greenwood and Bryant Bural).

We spent just a few short minutes popping into this guy's life, but I'm hoping the impact we can have on him will be longer lasting. I'm hoping that we will be able to finish up some work on his home and help get him back in there. I'm hoping that we will model the love of Christ as we minister to Mike in His Name. I'm hoping that God will be made more known and gain further renown as a result of our work on Mike's home. I'm hoping that we make a Kingdom-sized impact in Mike's life and that God lines up plenty more "Mike's" with whom we can share His love.

For those of you counting down the time till your little angels come back home...we've made it past the hump day. Your students have two full days of work left before heading back to middle TN this Saturday. See you soon!

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