BBQ, the French Quarter, and Service

New Orleans, LA – The weather here in New Orleans has been heavenly. Today was eighty-six degrees and sunny—I even got a sunburn sitting outside for lunch. After a day of hard work at the site, we returned to a delicious BBQ grill-out with the Sisters of Charity...

Soccer and the Middle School Environment

Tulsa, OK – Sadly, it was our second to last day the San Miguel School, time has flown by these past three days. My mornings have been filled with fixing things in the school yard and around the school. Then my afternoons consist of playing different sports with...

When We Need a Hand

New Orleans, LA – After the dreaded day one of ceiling drywall, it was difficult to convince ourselves that today was going to be much better. Yet, much to our surprise, things took a turn for the better when we arrived on site. The pieces of drywall we had...

Food and Friendship

I find it beautiful how in almost every culture, communities come together to share food.  There is just something about good food that makes for good company, and I would have to say the great company here is feeding us far too well. Today, at San Miguel Middle...

“…All You Have to Do Is Look”

This SOUL trip, so far, has been so much fun, and it’s only the third day, second with the students! For me, it has been fun to see all of the students and the number of them who remember me because I was here last year. I remember the majority of them, their faces...
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