I do not know if it was the sweltering Mississippi heat or the non-stop buzz of activity, but the last few months seem to have blown by in a blur. Its hard for me to wrap my head around all that God accomplished through the Rebuild Lakeshore efforts in the last 90 days or so. Teams from all across the country continued to flock to the gulf coast to lend a hand in the fourth summer of recovery. Our new bunk house sits almost ready to move in. The Mercy House awaits its roof. Several families are just a few steps away from moving into their new homes. Many more have been able to finally resumed their lives, All of this because of the hard work, generosity, and dedication of folks like you who partner with us for the glory of God and the spread of His fame.
Please do not forget – the job is not over. When Hurricane Katrina blew Lakeshore Mississippi off the map on August 29, 2005, we knew it would take years before some semblance of normalcy would return to our community. We can’t slow down at this point. Families who still have not been able to get back on their feet run the risk of buckling under despair. I want to use this month to rededicate our efforts to stick in here for the long term as we minister help and hope in the name of Jesus Christ to our community. Our fall calendar of volunteers remains relatively open at this point. Please consider making plans for your next mission trip soon. Over the next few days, I will try to highlight some of the specific needs that still remain.