at mid-city ministries we just finished up our 3 week summer camp with the kids...for many months we got together to talk and plan and now i understand what all the excitement was about...we were lucky enough to have about 70 kids involved this year...the kids enjoyed going on field trips..learning about the parables..rehearsing and performing a play..dabbling in art projects..and learning all about cells and the digestive system..all the while brushing up on their math and reading skills..
camp showed me many things...how excited i was to wake up in the morning to pick up some of the kids and drive to work..it showed me just how very special these kids are..they have found a permanent place in my heart and i will miss them immensely..and finally how grateful i am to be a part of mid city ministries since it has such a wonderful way of impacting kid's lives along with mine..
we also moved into a new house...and i can say i am completely and utterly jealous of the new yavs coming to new orleans for this upcoming term...just in these few short weeks i have grown quite accustomed to seeing streetcars pass by as i stroll over to rue de la course for an iced coffee..it's a great part of town and i will be sad to say goodbye to it..
also i would like to ask that you keep my roommates in your thoughts and prayers..a few have returned home due to deaths in their families..they mean the world to me and have touched my heart and changed my life..they are in good hands with god..but a few extra prayers are always welcome
time has a way of slipping by...especially when i find myself busy...so i hope to hold onto what little time i have in nola..
peace & love