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Day 1 – Gumbo Ya Ya & MIR NOLA

Day 1 – Gumbo – a little bit of everything blended together to make something wonderfully new and unique. Known as a yummy stew and a blend of cultures. Gumbo is so New Orleans – both past and present. And it is a great way to describe the state of mind for this absolutely unique…

Changes Changes and we haven’t even left yet!

Well it’s the Wednesday before we are leaving and believe it or not many things have changed since I last wrote 2 weeks ago! We are not staying at Chalstrom House (St. Andrew’s parish hall) which we just found out about yesterday. Instead we will be staying at the Urban Ministry Center which is a…

NOLA 2010 – It’s getting close!

MISSION TRIP 2010 It’s hard to believe that the mission trip for 2010 is almost here – we have been thinking about it since we returned last Feb and now it is almost a reality. There have been some ups and downs but things are coming together and it should be another great trip. Fourteen…

Last Friday’s field trip

I went to bed last Thursday night with a sense of foreboding due to the forecast. Friday we’d planned to take the B-SAFE campers to the Blue Hill Observatory and then to Houghton Pond afterward for swimming and a picnic. As I was awakened Thursday night by the sound of howling winds and torrential downpours…

Thursday’s B-Safe lunch at Church of the Holy Spirit

In your wildest dreams who would’ve thought mac and cheese could be so complicated! Well, when your serving it up as the main course for 65+ kids, volunteers and adults and need 75+ plates ready to go all at the same time and you’ve got ” too many cooks in the kitchen” complicated it can…

Tuesday, June 21st—Church of the Holy Spirit

A rainy day but the children’s faces are all sunshine. They clearly love being here. They are polite and sweet. and I wish I could think of more to do for them. We met earlier in the kitchen of Our Saviour and made ten pans of ziti with tomato sauce, mozzarella, and fresh basil, a…