January 17, 2008
Flexibility Preview: What, When, Where and Why
In September 2008, I sent the following message to everyone I could think of who knew my husband and me.
"Dear Family and Friends,
In celebration of Jeff’s life, and to positively recognize the one year anniversary of his passing, from October 6, 2007 through October 13, 2007 I will travel to New Orleans as a relief worker.
Our UMC group of 50 volunteers will be traveling by caravan, and I am writing to you to ask for your help in covering gasoline costs. A single $1.00 donation will go a long way, when you add it together with other $1.00 donations from family, friends and coworkers.
I am looking forward to helping heal a part of New Orleans, and to hopefully healing a part of myself, as well. My heart will be taking Jeff and all of you with me.
Sincerely, Mrs. Jeffrey S. Korte"
Many factors influenced my decision to make this trip. (Reference: view NOLA section under Faith category.) When creating a presentation of my mission experience for church, I discovered a common theme threaded throughout my trip and throughout my life in general. I'm still learning things about myself from having made this trip.
(Ignore the created dates: I wanted this blog to show in ascending order, but the rest of the site in descending order.)
Posted by jaselin at January 17, 2008 12:07 PM