Oh Baby

20170115_150909On Sunday, we attended a church service at the Christian Life Assembly of God Church.  We were invited by Jean who we met at Walmart.  We thoroughly enjoyed our visit from the great music to the awesome sermon on hope.  Hope is what we try to provide to the homeless when we meet them.  The pastor called Tat and I to the altar and the church prayed for us.  We felt very welcome.

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Today we crossed the Louisiana border and spent the day in New Orleans.  The bridge to New Orleans goes on for approximately 10 miles.  Ten years ago Tat and I came to Mississippi and New Orleans with Operation Noah on a rebuild mission’s trip following hurricane Katrina.  Still, there is evidence of this tragedy.

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New Orleans is full of beauty and some fantastic architecture.

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Meet Thomas.  He manages the Saints and Sinners restaurant.  Thomas has a goal of opening a homeless shelter.  Unfortunately, New Orleans is home to many that are poverty stricken and also many that are homeless and there isn’t enough help for either.  There are many homeless and they hang out in numbers.  For this reason it was not safe for us to bless anyone today.

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This is a typical cemetery.  Because of the water line, bodies are in tombs and cannot be burried.

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This is a king cake.  It is a popular Mardi Gras dessert.  Be the lucky one to find the baby in the cake and tradition says you buy the cake the following  year.

1 Peter 3:15  But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts; and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asks you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear.

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