Tuesday, February 26
The Presbytery of South Louisiana
Eight years after Hurricane Katrina devastated greater New Orleans, the people of that city are ever grateful for the outpouring of help from volunteers, congregations, and Presbyterian Disaster Assistance. While the city has improved year after year, there is still much to be done. Recovery and rebuilding efforts continue in the Presbytery of South Louisiana through Project Homecoming, a ministry that the presbytery began in the aftermath of the hurricane. In 2010 the presbytery incorporated Project Homecoming as a separate nonprofit and spun off the ministry in early 2012 in order to sustain the long-term recovery operations. Project Homecoming relies on the altruism of volunteers to continue to bring displaced residents back to their homes. In addition, the ministry is building new homes for low-income survivors of Katrina in response to the blight and housing crisis that occurred after the storm. Growing out of the witness and support of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Project Homecoming is one of the few remaining faith-based organizations responding to the recovery needs of the city and providing hope to those still struggling to rebuild and return home. Although the community is still in great need, locals remain hopeful, bolstered by the continuous support and aid from faithful volunteers.
The Presbytery of South Louisiana is home to 6,304 members of 61 congregations.
Let us join in prayer for:
Rev. Dr. Ron Sutto, interim general presbyter/stated clerk
Dr. Tom Tucker, treasurer
Julia Miller, office administrator
Karen Blewitt, office assistant
Kathy Lee, Young Adult Volunteer site coordinator
Young Adult Volunteers
Valentina O’Brien, Chad Pittman, and Elizabeth Stites, community development interns, Presbytery of South Louisiana
Let us pray
“The Lord, your God, is in your midst, a warrior who gives victory; he will rejoice over you with gladness, he will renew you in his love; he will exult over you with loud singing as on a day of festival. I will remove disaster from you, so that you will not bear reproach for it” (Zeph. 3:17–18). Amen.