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Our Week In Photos (Thursday-Saturday)

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James, one of the Urban Impact staff, giving his testimony for the group. The finished fence on Urban Impact property that the team helped install. This should help keep people from dumping junk, like mattresses and other garbage, on the lot. Door Creek and a church from Minnesota have...

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Last Day in NOLA

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James from Urban Impact gave his testimony yesterday morning. He spoke of how he grew up with no father and how his mother had to work several jobs to provide for them. His baby brother died at 3 months old. He said at the age of 9 he had to become the man of the house cooking, cleaning, taking...

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Blessed Are The Flexible

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Today was a bit different. We had to change our plans because of the weather. Pastor John told us his favorite verse from Hezekiah 1:1 "blessed are the flexible, for they will not be bent out of shape." (sarcastic humor, in case you missed it) We always have great plans in life only to find that...

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Making Good Progress and Enjoying Time as a Team

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Another great day in books! We finished up installing the deck boards and railing on the front porch of James' house. James is a new member of the Urban Impact staff. He grew up very near the church and attended kids programs over the years at the church. He is now on staff helping to run those...

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Our Week In Photos (Sunday-Wednesday)

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The team painting the 100 year old church, which has been turned into the youth center. It is called The Sanctuary.  Youth Pastor Tyrone giving his testimony about growing up in the program and how that helped him find his way on staff with Urban Impact. Our Urban Impact main contact...

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Updates from New Orleans - Week Starting Well

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Hey guys, We have had a great couple of days to start the trip. Sunday was a fun time to reconnect with old friends and meet some new people. The other team we partner with during the week is from Minnesota. After our briefing of the week’s events, we all went out to eat dinner together...

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