Saturday, July 17, 2010

Friday, July 16th, 2010 SERVANT EVENT

Hello guys… this is Aaron Ruano and Ryan Walsh. Today we did our first servant event which was working in a cemetery where the people who cannot afford an above ground burial are buried. In New Orleans the law says that after a day and a year another body can be buried on top of a pre-buried body. All the deceased were buried underground and due to the hurricanes and constant rains the bodies were becoming exposed. Our job was to help rebury and level out any exposed dead people, pull weeds, and remark the tombstones with sharpies. This was an eye-opening experience for us because a lot of the people were buried very young. It also made us realize how selfish and ungrateful we can be, constantly wanting stuff when people can barely afford to bury their loved ones.

For dinner we went to an authentic Cajun restaurant with gumbo, po-boys, jambalaya, ect. A lot of us tried new things and actually liked it. Tomorrow the actual gathering starts and we are really looking forward to it. Peace

From Elise: Sorry this is a day late parents! We, well, I had some trouble finding the blog email and password. We'll have another post tonight, sure to be about the mass event! We're all so excited!

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