Category: Disaster Rebuilders

Help-These families have been waiting six long years!

Hopefully, today we put the first piling in the ground for the four houses we’re building under the United Way grant. That’s the exciting news! The "not so exciting news" is that we’ve been notified this week that we no longer have 200 days to complete these houses. We now have to have them done […]

Getting Lost in the Weeds of Plaquemines Parish

It’s easy for us on site here in Plaquemines Parish to get "lost in the weeds" (I probably should have used "swamp" instead of "weeds") of what we’re doing and accomplishing each week. Periodically God gives us a strong refresher of what we’re about. This past week we were blessed to have our many-times volunteer […]

Exciting week volunteering in Plaquemines Parish

This has been an exciting week here in Plaquemines Parish! We had teams from another Fuller Center—Jersey Pines—and St John Lutheran Church, Charles City, Iowa. Both are special—St John is associated with Joining Hands, the Iowa arm of Peg Sennett’s group, and has been to the Gulf Coast many times. You’ll recognize other names from […]

A Great Start

We’re having a great week here in Plaquemines loaded with boomerangers. One of Heather’s favorite memories of the week is seeing Pastor Melissa, California Lutheran University, come into the Fellowship Hall on Sunday night and recognizing at least five of the St John’s team from previous visits. With all the hugging, the orientation was delayed […]

2011 in Plaquemines Parish

In June 2009, we "declared victory" over Hurricane Katrina and moved our mission to Hurricane Ike country in East Texas. As you know by now, I’ve admitted to a premature declaration of victory (I’m in good company anyway). We might have been correct in assessing a greater need in East Texas than the Mississippi Gulf […]