The decision to return to the Big Easy in 2012 was easy.
The relationships that were built through service and learning in 2009 call us back to stand with the people of New Orleans. The thousands of orange-shirted ELCA teenagers who earned a respected place in the post-Katrina recovery story will return, not to only reprise their service effort, but to listen to the testimonies of how the Holy Spirit has worked in the lives of these particular Christians to remind them that they are bound together with the household of God even through tragedy.
Here are some testimonies of the impact orange-shirted ELCA teenagers had in 2009.
- From ELCA folks (Bishops, Pastors, Youth leaders)
- From New Orleans folks