This Saturday evening eight people from my congregation plus one member of another church in our presbytery will arrive here for a week of post-hurricane Katrina reconstruction. We are very excited about this trip as it will be the first "adult" mission trip our church has sponsored in recent memory. Our youth group goes somewhere each year, alternating between projects nearby and projects farther afield, but no one can remember a mission trip for grown-ups in quite a while.
Several of our RGBP ring members live in areas affected by the storms of recent years and our first book project, (see sidebar) directed its proceeds in part to hurricane relief efforts. As we celebrate the one year anniversary of the RevGals ring this week, pause to say a prayer for those still living daily with the impact of Hurricane Katrina.
And remember, if you have a mission project you would like to share, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will share your expericences on our Monday Mission page.