Mission Team Prepares to Help Katrina Survivors Build Homes

A team of eleven adults from our church is preparing to travel to the region of Gulfport and Biloxi, Mississippi ravaged by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Russ Campbell and his father, Russ Sr., worked in the area last year and are returning with the team. This is an interfaith effort sponsored by ABCUSA National Ministries and Habitat for Humanity. Our team will be staying at a Yankie Stadium facility adapted for the many volunteers; it is run by the Salvation Army. National Ministries and Habitat are constructing several homes together this spring. Our team will leave early on the morning of Sunday, February 18 and return Saturday, February 24. Upon arrival in New Orleans, the team plans to tour the area to see the effects of the storm and the recovery process.

The water rose 33 feet and they clung to trees for hours to survive. Keep in mind that other towns suffered destruction that was far worse.

Please keep our team in prayer as they prepare to work hard and build relationships with people in these communities.