Monday, July 7, 2014
Mission New Orleans 2014
Last week I spent time in New Orleans with 45 members of my church family. We worked with Suburban Baptist Church and spent time ministering to the homeless community. The picture above is most of our group with some of the Youth from Suburban Baptist. I suppose I will be writing about this trip for several days, as things come to me. For now, let me say that it was a wonderful experience. My heart was broken, my soul encouraged, and my faith in God's plan and purpose renewed.
I can't express how exciting it is to work alongside my children and the rest of these amazing children and teens!
Below is a picture of us getting ready to deliver bags to the homeless community. The drawstring bags were donated by one of our church members. They contained a New Testament, a sandwich, a bottle of water, a pack of crackers, chap stick, sun block, a new pair of socks, a clean t-shirt, a bar of soap, a tooth brush and toothpaste, a pack of Kleenex, and some peppermint candy. It was beautiful to see those bags in the hands of so many people all over Jackson Square when we were done!
It always amazes me that God can do so much with just a small effort on my part. If I seek Him in the slightest way, He reveals Himself to me. If I look for just a glimpse of His hand at work, He opens my eyes to the majesty of His creation. If I make the smallest effort to see humanity through His eyes, He breaks my heart for our utter brokenness.
I am eternally grateful for the privilege to serve such a mighty God!