Why are we going back to New Orleans? I can’t tell you how many timespeople have asked me that question.
BestofNewOrleans.com posted an article on the reactions of the people of New Orleans to what the JJJ09 youth brought there.
As far as I can tell, just about everyone is home from the Youth Gathering by now, but that doesn’t mean the experience is over.
When I first met Patrick Allen, he was sitting in a hotel lobby, quiet and unhappy. He’d come to New Orleans for the 2009 Youth Gathering looking forward to helping with Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.