We had a full day today. Our team worked in Port Suphur — somewhere south of New Orleans, I think. The folks down there are having an amazingly difficult time recovering. Our group was at two homes, Jake’s and Rose’s. We got some really great video, but some slight computer difficulties are keeping me from posting them. (I’m pretty angry with both my computer and my camera right now.)
We met a man named Pete, who was overseeing things for Jake’s rebuild. He cooked our dinner, a Cajun Boil (shrimp, potatoes, cajun spices, onions, lemons, sausage, crab and a bunch of other stuff). In addition, Pete made barbeque chicken and hot dogs.
Jake’s house was completely destroyed by Katrina. 3 years later he has a foundation. While we were working, a local TV Station came by to film. They were working on a special called “Katrina: Three Years Later.” Believe it or not, and as nice as the picture look on TV, there is much recovery needed here. Apparently, the government has done nearly all they are going to do and churches are tending toward more “glamorous” sights.
Keep our team and New Orleans in your prayers.