2006 Mission Trip

New Orleans/Metairie, Louisiana—21 youth, 15 advisors
This was the first time we flew for a trip and our first time doing disaster relief.  We stayed at Good Shepherd U.C.C. in Metairie, a suburb west of New Orleans that was flooded from Lake Ponchartrain. 

Our liaison was Carol, a relative of a First Church family. Four teams each had the responsibilities during the trip to make a dinner, led a devotional, and gather each night together for decompression time.  Our work included sheetrock installation at a church day care center, construction of a large tool shed, painting and landscaping at Good Shepherd, and cleaning out damaged property and pulling down mold-infested walls in three homes. 

We visited Biloxi, Mississippi, and took two visits to the French Quarter.

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