During Spring Break, we had the opportunity to go help a church plant in Metarie, Louisiana. The guys helped with 8 Days of Hope the first day, while Holly, Mari Morgan and I helped a school in the area organize a room. The second day, we were able to join the men for a short time that morning and helped paint a ladies house that had been damaged from Hurricane Issac. In the afternoon, we helped get ready for a block party for the new church plant., while the men continued at 8 Days of Hope. This was a special trip for our family as Nathan and Mari Morgan got to see first hand what a mission trip really was. Nathan helped build a fence, and Brian said that he worked so hard. I was so proud of him. He said he wants to go and stay the full 8 days. :) Maybe he can someday. Mari Morgan really enjoyed helping out at the school and playing with the church plant children. It was a great trip and we look forward to going back in the near future.
MM helping clean out boxes
Elaine, the pastor's wife
Canvassing for the block party. The houses were so dainty and neat.
Mardi Gras beads on the fence
In Krispy Kreme
Fresh off the belt..so unhealthy, but so good!
The door Mari Morgan and I painted.
I was so out of my comfort zone....painting is not my thing
New Orleans Saints practice field
Block Party at the park
It was a beautiful park, and even had a carousel
They had a bus come to the party that had nothing but games inside. Nathan was beside himself!!! :) It was called Games 2 u. It is a game center on wheels that you can rent. It was really cool.
There were 3 screens outside as well.
Feeding the birds