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Mission accomplished. Playground built. Mulch applied. Fence finished. Pastor Jones' two granddaughters tested it, and squealed their approval. Sign on the gate christened it the "D. Jon Dutcher Memorial Playground," in honor of Jon's passion for children, and deep love of the people of Christian Baptist Church. A joyful day for all.
The team took care of several odds and ends during the last morning. Tomorrow morning they will attend worship with our sisters and brothers at Christian Baptist, share a meal, and then head home for the 15-hour drive.
The crew arrived safely this morning and got straight to work clearing brush, putting up fencing, and building a playground at Christian Baptist Church.
The work team on I-81 en route to New Orleans' Ninth Ward. Sam, Ralph, Elmer, and Phil (not pictured) in the cab, with luggage, tools, cement, and playground parts in the back. Stay tuned to this page and Facebook for more updates from New Orleans throughout the week. If you'd like to contribute to the cost of the trip you can pledge here.
Edited and compiled by:
Aaron Kishbaugh, Communications Specialist