With an outpouring of support from individuals, churches and most particularly the staff, faculty, trustees and students of Wycliffe College, twelve members of the Wycliffe community will travel to New Orleans, Louisiana, from February 14th to February 20th, to join with the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana in the church mission and rebuilding efforts underway in that city.
They will be staying at the Chapel House, associated with the campus ministry to students of Tulane and Loyola universities, and will be participating in activities sponsored by the Chapel of the Holy Spirit for that community. Students will also worship at All Soul's Episcopal Church, a new church planted in the Lower Ninth Ward following Hurricane Katrina.
Their "day" jobs will include participating in the Mobile Loaves and Fishes feeding project sponsored by Trinity Church in New Orleans, working at the Dragon Cafe where St. George's Episcopal Church feeds the hungry, assisting with the Mardi Gras Spirit program which raises money for the feeding of the poor and homeless, and
working on a rebuild project to restore homes of those who have not been able for a variety of reasons to procure assistance from other sources. They will catch a glimpse of a cross-section of ministries which speak good news to those who are near and those who are far off from the knowledge of the mercy and love of God.
Peggy Scott and Rich Clark, both Wycliffe students from the Diocese of Louisiana, will be providing personal commentary for the traveling group: John Anderson, Mary Barclay, Wendell Brock, Dave Burke, Sue Channen and her husband Bob MacMillan, Chris Dow, Melissa Graham, Sam Harding and Pam Prideaux. Each of these mission team members will be supported in prayer by one or more persons from the Wycliffe community who have committed to pray with particular intentions for their prayer
partners. It is with deep gratitude for the prayers, encouragement and financial support of the community that this team sets forth on its mission of encouragement and discernment.
Keep in touch with the mission team in New Orleans by following their blog here.