2010 ABG Home Mission
August 31, 2010
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Photos and video from Ecumencial Build.
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Jasmine carrying textbooks


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Leaders of the combined team taking a much needed break (Gerald Thompson, Rankin Christian Center; Gerald Hamilton, Neighborhood Ministries, the mom from New Jersey; and Bonnie Sestito, AB GIRLS).


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Bring lathes to the dumpster


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Jasmine keeping that fine dust out of her lungs as she carries lathes out to the dumpster


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Daughter and mom team from New Jersey


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Jazzy Jaz


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Work in progress


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More rooms to clean out


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More rooms to clean out


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The house across the street from where we were working, which is also empty


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Breaking when we felt the need


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Vickie’s photo


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Filling the dumpster (side view)


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Filling the dumpster (back view)


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AB GIRLS looking a bit tired


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A beautiful sight…the floor!


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Another cleared room


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And another


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View of the ceiling


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Emptying a full bin of materials


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Group from Martha’s Vineyard, MA


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Another shot of Martha’s Vineyard, MA group


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“The Team” and friends


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Protestors New Orleans’ style


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Mmmm, beignet!


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St. Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square


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St. Louis Cathedral ceiling


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St. Louis Cathedral sanctuary


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The girls having fun


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Say, “Cheese”


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Church attended on Sunday


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This house was inspected Sept. 10, is not livable, and no people found dead


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Full view of the abandoned house


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Standing on top of a levee, Vickie Goff talks about Hurricane Katrina


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Another view


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Admiring the sites


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Two homes that still abandoned sandwich between two homes that have rebuilt or fixed


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A closer view


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Li Li and Jaz using pushpins to show what state they come from on the map at Camp Restore


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Shopping


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Jaz started her term as Convenor early. During free time she commented on the AB GIRLS facebook and emailed girls to send in applications for the NLT


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Li Li journaling


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Getting acquainted time


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Receiving instructions for our first assignment…carry cases of textbooks up three flights of stairs with no air conditioning


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Jaz lightening the load


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One of the twins


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Lunch


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Eenie, meenie, minie, moe


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Li Li and the twins


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Most of the youth on “the team” smiling and having fun


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Getting serious


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All of the youth on “the team”


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Serving supper


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The location of our second assignment


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The assignment…clean it out


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Another view


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The house was inspected twice…Sept. 14 and Oct. 9. No deaths.


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Cats found dead in this house


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The father of the women who owns the house shared his story


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Jaz gathering lathes


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Picking up lathes


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The dumpster has arrived


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The church where we ate lunch


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Jaz putting mustard on her salami sandwich


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Two pieces of white bread, a piece of salami, and a spot of mustard…our lunch for the week.


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Leading devotions


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The other half of the devotion team.


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Back to work


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My sleeping quarters


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The twins celebrating their 18th birthday


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One of the hosts from Camp Restore


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Another view


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This house was inspected September 2 and three were found dead


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Checking out the neighborhood


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Six cats and a dog found dead in this house September 4


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Taking a break


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Teamed with another group making the work go by faster


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The backdoor of the house showing the water damage


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Backyard


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Dumpster almost full


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Filling the dumpster as high as we can


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The end of the day…dirty!


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More dirt!


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Supper provided by a church


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“The team’s” girls sang at worship


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Sharing experience


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Special guest, Rev. Turner


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Jasmine in relationship


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Group from Martha’s Vineyard, MA


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Site of our third assignment


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The owner working with us


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Jaz filling bags with old grass


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Jaz standing in front of a levee wall


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“The team” hanging out


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New homes


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Another new home


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And another


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Visiting an old friend who was helped two years ago


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Steps. The only thing left after the flood. But, that is how the owner knew it was her land.


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Many homes are built on hydraulic pillars. If there’s another flood the house can be raised.


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An impromptu choir was formed during free time.


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The choir was amazing! Many eyes were not dry.


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Lower 9th Ward Village


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Hearing the leader’s story followed by instructions for the day


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Taking a survey of the abandoned house


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Rebuilt house with a neighbor who hasn’t been able to fix her home


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Jaz found a new friend


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What a good idea for a simple t-shirt


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The choir


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All hands in