Saturday, March 08, 2008

Hi ho, hi ho, it’s home from work we go

Got to sleep in a bit this morning before enjoying a wonderful meal of breakfast enchiladas and king cake with Jeff, Laura, Jennings and Rhett. Rhett got the baby. We said goodbye to our gracious hosts (thanks for the NOBTS mugs!) and were on the road by 9 AM, only to come to a standstill in a traffic jam of unknown cause just at the Pearl River.

Having already been delayed about 30 minutes, we decided to take a side trip to visit Lagniappe PCA in Bay St. Louis and First PCA in Biloxi (see Hugger house below). Was encouraged to see that progress was being made but was struck by the reality that the Gulf Coast still has a long way to go to recover. (Note to Rich: Waffle House seems to be aggressive in their rebuilding – there are now 11 fully functional between Kiln and East Biloxi).

We are so grateful for all your prayers and words of encouragement this week. It is quite a privilege to be able to serve in this way. Many thanks to Jay & Lilian, Edgewater Baptist, Jeff & Laura (you too, Jennings & Rhett) and Bob & Marilyn (and Rebekah) for hosting us this week. You all were great!

NOLA Final Exam Self-Test
To “c” how closely you’ve read the blog this week, we’ve included a little quiz today on the week’s events. “C” how well you do.

  1. 45 degrees + 45 degrees =

    1. 45 degrees
    2. 60 degrees
    3. 90 degrees
    4. Cannot be determined with the information given

  2. Identify the people in the following picture:

    1. Kathy & Lisa
    2. Mike & Kathy
    3. Jay & Jim
    4. Lisa & Jeff

  3. Bonus question: Are Jay & Jim related?

    1. No
    2. Depends on the day of the week
    3. Yes

  4. Was the following picture taken before or after Katrina?

  5. Which of the following tasks did Kathy single handedly complete during the week?

    1. Painting door frames
    2. Painting door frames
    3. All of the above
    4. None of the above

  6. Who is Jay related to?

    1. Lisa
    2. Mike
    3. Kathy
    4. Jeff

  7. What is the name of the NOLA power company?

    1. Duke Power
    2. Entropy
    3. Entergy
    4. NOLA Power & Lite

  8. Where did the team spend the week?

    1. On the beach in Hawaii
    2. Skiing in the French Alps
    3. New Orleans
    4. Scuba diving at the Great Barrier Reef

  9. Which of the following is not typical New Orleans fare?

    1. Jambalaya
    2. Crawfish etouffee
    3. Big Mac
    4. Beignets
    5. Red beans & rice
    6. Gumbo
    7. Po-boy

  10. What are some common uses for paintable caulk?

    1. Filling “not so 90 degree” angles
    2. Covering “not so plumb” wall seams
    3. a, b & e
    4. Filling tectonic plate boundaries & crevices (given a large enough tube)
    5. Fill nail holes
    6. Teeth whitening
    7. d & f

  11. What is the name of Baptist seminary in New Orleans?

    1. Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
    2. Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
    3. New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
    4. Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

  12. What people group are Josh & Ashley trying to reach with the Gospel?

    1. Iraqis
    2. Auca Indians of Ecuador
    3. Domari gypsies of Egypt
    4. Romanian gypsies

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