Monday, June 26, 2006

A Message From Ground Zero...

Hey Guys-

Not sure if anyone's in the habit of checking this anymore, but thought I would send a few thoughts out there to anyone who is. We haven't done a very good job keeping in touch with much of anyone this summer... we only have internet access at the church, and between the church work and our part-time jobs (and school for me), it's hard to find time to make a phone call. We think about all of you often, and pray for you, too. Here's an update on life on the Northshore.

Robert's working as a stocker at Old Navy. He's pretty much one of the only morons working there, as evidenced by their recent proposal to him to start working full-time and start training for management positions. He turned that down, but we're enjoying the discount at Old Navy, Gap, and Banana Republic.

I work at Bombay (like Pier 1, for any of you who don't know). It's okay, not great. The hours are alright, but we get run ragged if it's busy, because we still only have 7 employees. I enjoy the people I work with and get to talk to lots of hurricane victims who are buying new furniture, so it's a great ministry opportunity.

The church here is good, but they are all already exhausted from ten months of hard work in disaster relief. There are currently 11 apprentices, including us. Most are from Harding, but we're representin', and we also have a couple from the University of Delaware. The harvest is plenty, but the workers are few. Over 700 houses have been gutted so far, and we have another 300+ on the list, but we don't have any volunteers booked past August 15.

Robert's co-teaching with Bret in a Wednesday night series on The DaVinci Code. We both finally read the book. It was okay, but the ending is lame. And the movie was pretty ridiculous. Besides, we've found evidence that the Holy Grail is actually somewhere in the MidCity area of New Orleans...

We're looking forward to seeing everyone at Seth and Charity's wedding! We haven't been able to find decent plane tickets, so I think we'll be driving down, unfortunately, but it will be nice to see all of your faces. If you get a chance throw a post up and let everyone know how your summer's going. God bless-

Robert and Jodi


At 9:29 AM, Blogger Katie said...

Wow, it's wonderful to hear from you guys! I'm glad things seem to be going well. I really admire y'all for being down there and laboring in an area that lots of people (including me) tend to forget. Blessings to both of you.


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