Outreach New Orleans: Day Three

Waking up today was a little easier knowing how much we were able to accomplish on our first day on the job. By the end of the day we were able to look around and see the progress that was made in a sanctuary that was previously in ruins. Every where you look, there is a Collision student scrapping, painting or cleaning.

We’re getting the loose moldy plaster off the ceiling, cleaning the alley around the church and for the bravest among us, priming gutters 25 feet up. The work is tiring and we’re covered in garbage by the end of the day, but we see the progress that we’re making.

At the end of the day, half the team got to partner with Celebration Church and minister to the homeless in downtown New Orleans. When you see a student praying with a man who is living on the street that has 4 months to live, things are put in perspective.

To live sacrificially, it means that the end result is not reached to benefit ourselves. The work that is happening here at All Nations Fellowship is going to impact an entire community. We gain nothing, but the body of Christ is going to be built up due to the generosity of people who see the need. Thanks again for your prayers this week.

Quote of the Day:“Is he on his meds?”
-Sister Gladys asking about Ryan Foster during dinner

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    • About the Author
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    • Ryan Gutowski
    • Husband, Dad, artist and lover of the hot wing. Ryan and his wife Erin founded Collision in 2008 as a ministry for twentysomethings who felt left behind by the church. You can reach him at ryan@collisioncm.com

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