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Ok so I tried to blog before but the power went out, which was quite unfortunate as I had a lot to say. I apologize in advance for a about to be really long post. Don't say I didn't apologize :)
So we're hear in New Orleans and honestly it's been only two days but I really feel God showing and teaching me a lot of things. The theme I'm getting from this experience is LOVE. It all started in the airport. While boarding for our flight we began conversation with these two women who were curious as to what a group of 12 college students were going to do in New Orleans. We went ahead and explained to her that we were on a mission trip and were going to be working with an organization that helps with restoration of the city. One of the woman immediately said "I lost my home in that storm (Katrina) and I know how it feels to have people come down and help with restoration showing all that love. It's such a wonderful thing yall are doing." She then went ahead to give us 3 telephone numbers in which we can contact her if we needed anything even going as far a volunteering to make dinner for us one night while we were hear. Now that's LOVE.
Although I know quite well this trip is not about me at all, I've been making a lot of self reflections. Yes I love people and I show love the best way I can. But honestly I feel God is really teaching and telling me I have a long way to go. Everyday here I'm constantly reminded of what love truly is. From those who cook for the homeless, to those who sacrifice their entire livelihood to service God and the people who He has created, and then to those who open their homes and make dinner for complete strangers.
My prayer is that everyone would someday feel this kind of love especially since the greatest love of all was God sending Jesus Christ for us all.
1 John 3:16
"This is how we know what love is; Jesus Christ laid His life for us."