Waveland, Mississippi

In January 2010, Redeemer’s Outbound Servants traveled to Waveland, Mississippi, to work with Habitat for Humanity.  It was another amazing and rewarding experience.  When we arrived on Monday, there were only foundation posts in the ground.  When we left Friday, the house was ready for roofing and siding.  God can do amazing things through humble volunteers!

When we arrived at Camp Mission on the Bay, we learned a new word that is native to the area: lagniappe. Pronounced “LAN-yap” it means an unexpected extra, a little surprise from a merchant, like a baker’s dozen. The local church had the epiphany to relate this native word to the gospel and were so inspired they renamed their church “Lagniappe Church.” When you think about it, the grace of God is certainly unexpected, and undeserved – lagniappe!

Sioux City, Iowa

Redeemer Lutheran Church Outbound Servants working on two Habitat for Humanity houses in Sioux City, Iowa, on Saturday, June 5, 2010.  Another fulfilling experience of service.  Seventeen Redeemer members plus Fred!  We finished the lite-form basement to keep the job on schedule.


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