Friday, February 24, 2006

Going to New Orleans

Well, I just got off the phone with the airline ticket agent, and got travel booked for our Spring Break trip to do relief work in New Orleans. Originally I thought we might take seven or eight people. Well, word got out a bit . . . so I just bought air travel for 19! Wow. Lots more work this way, but that's a good problem, right?

Of course, to put things in perspective, tomorrow night the Purple Door will be the temporary home for a group of college students from Louisiana doing their Spring Break mission trip in the Northwest. They're bringing 24 folks . . . and that's only a third of their total group. The other 50 or so will be doing some projects over in Bremerton. We're stoked, though - since they're from Louisiana, and our normal Tuesday student gathering happens to fall on Fat Tuesday while they're here . . . we're gonna have us a big time Mardi Gras party. Mmmmm, the gumbo smells good already! We'll also be doing an Ash Wednesday observance . . . contextualized for a college crowd. I'll write more about that action later.

Good times. Tiring times.

posted by Steve at 1:31 PM
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2 Comments:

Anonymous Michael commented at 10:14 PM~  

I'm reminded of when you told me today that sometimes God drops something wonderful into your lap and it seems too good to be true so we try and work hard when the good is already there. We shouldn't try to do better than what God already provides because we can't.

Anonymous Morgan Owen commented at 8:52 PM~  

Steve, that's awesome! We'll be praying for safe travel, the impact on the team members, and the ministry among those whose lives have been changed by the hurricane. God Bless! MO

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I'm Steve Lewis. This used to be my blogging home. My online home is now at SpiritFarmer.com. When this blog was my active online home, I lived in Seattle. Now I live in London, UK. I follow Jesus (poorly most of the time), worship simply, read a lot, watch culture, go to school, listen to music, write, enjoy art, and drink a lot of coffee.
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