|Texas volunteers (left to right) Glenn Jones, Ernie Little and Gene Roberts prepare the wiring for a new air conditioning unit at Grace Baptist Church as associate pastor Charlie Dale looks on in the background. Photo by Keith Manuel |
NEW ORLEANS (BP)--Grace Baptist Church and the surrounding Bywater neighborhood were battered by Hurricane Katrina’s winds but not the floodwater that inundated so much of New Orleans.
“This area, since most of it did not flood, is called the ‘Sliver on the River,’” pastor Bill Rogers said.
“This is going to be a land of opportunity,” said Rogers, buoyed by the teams of Southern Baptist Disaster Relief workers who have been painting, hanging sheetrock, wiring new air conditioning units and tending to other needs so the church get going again.