Report from New Orleans

Hurricane Isaac Tore through New Orleans 7 days from the anniversary of the hurricane that all but destroyed the city 7 years earlier.

Although this particular time the damage was not as severe, the winds still blew swiftly and 16 inches of rain poured down in a city who still remains in repair from the last disaster.

People who had lost their homes in Katrina still reserve spots under over passes, in plain sight. Some left the city completely, leaving the rebuilding to others, and some seem to just lay in despair and displacement.

However, in the 7th ward of New Orleans, off Bienville St. at the Cosmopolitan Evangelistic Baptist Church, there is a ray of Hope.

We found a faithful congregation that is determined to serve the Lord regardless of hardships.

This weekend Unsheltered International and a team of volunteers were invited to come and help reach out to a community still shaken over hurricane Isaac.

With over 400,000 people without power for several days, and flooding in some areas as well, it was a very hard couple weeks.

The first day for us started early as our group of volunteers devoted their time to cooking, and serving meals under an over pass in the middle of New Orleans.

Many tears were shed as the realization of God’s mercy was shown through these simple meals.

We spent the evening at the New Orleans Mission. I was blessed to preach in the chapel in service. During the invitation Tim led one man to Christ.

After chapel our group served up a meal to over a hundred hungry guests.

Over 1000 hotdogs, buns, snacks, and desserts were donated to help supply the needs! While spiritually, God showed up and showed out.

Unsheltered International would like to humbly thank you for your support and prayers. To all those volunteers, a special thank you from us, and the 7th Ward!

We are also very excited to announce that Pastor Amedee, of the Cosmopolitan Evangelistic Baptist Church expressed interest in an ongoing relationship with Unsheltered International!

This means, that in the event of another disaster, or need in the community we are welcome and will have a base to operate out of for years to come!

They also want to partner with us to host a resource clinic for the homeless there in New Orleans.

We are thankful for this opportunity, and look forward to working more with them!!

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