Our week this week has been wonderful thus far with a chance to tour the city first before getting into our work. Last night we rode the street cars into New Orleans, ate beignets at Cafe du Monde and had a generally excellent time together. This morning we went to church at St. Anna's where we were warmly greeted and thanked for our being here to serve. Fr. Terry preached an excellent sermon about the Jesus' movement we are called into that goes way beyond vengeance but a greater vision for people and peace.
We spent time surveying the levees and the lower ninth ward, discussing how aid can be poorly given or unequally given after a disaster.
We finished with a sobering tour about the pain of slavery by touring the Whitney slavery museum. Ali, helped us see the impact of slavery on us all.
Night prayers and reflections finished our day.
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