Today is the first day of work. Our group was divided into 2 work sites. The girls stayed in Covington to help with recent flood relief efforts. The guys worked in the upper 9th ward to repair termite damage. Today’s post focuses on our tiny, hungry friends.

These termites lived quite happily for a good long time in the moist wood resulting from a leaky roof. All of this wood was removed and we started to replace it today. We should be able to finish the repairs on Tuesday. We took a break at noon to eat and walk around the neighborhood. This part of the upper 9th is fairly well repaired and it seems most families are away at work for the day. We did not encounter anyone on our walk, but were able to get a feel for the area. “Pray for the city” is a common phrase here, so please join us as we pray.