You can check out photos from my trip to Mississippi and Lousiana here: http://photos.joelmaust.com/Travel/160080
There are two galleries there: one of my photos and another of Doug Buehler’s. We shared. I’ll try to briefly caption some of them.
Pretty grim situation down there, as I indicated in my previous blog. Just a lot of work to be done. And yet it is so easy to fade back into routine… I’m greatful for the opportunities to share with people what I saw on the trip to instill within my mind what reality is for the people of Meridian and the gulf coast.
A former member of our small group, who moved away recently, went on missions trip to Mexico last summer and was really impacted by it. When she came back, she teared up when sharing because she feared slipping back into the grove so much. She requested our help in holding her accountable to what she experienced.
I really respected that, because she acknowledged our tendency to slip back. Most anyone who’s gone on a mission trip or a service project knows what I’m talking about. We have to be intentional. We have to show peopel the pictures, we have to tell the stories, we have to journal our thoughts… Day-to-day life is just too demanding for us to not to.
So, I share with you these pictures. Hope it gives you a taste. There will be some videos on there as well that I took from the van while driving along the Mississippi shore line.