A Reason to Hope

Everett, Paul
August 2007
Guideposts;Aug2007, Vol. 62 Issue 6, p49
The article discusses the author's experience of volunteering for Habitat for Humanity in building homes for the victims of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, Louisiana. An overview of the wrecked houses in New Orleans is provided. Information on the ruined belongings of Martha, a recent widow is presented. He describes his feelings about the devastation caused by Katrina in New Orleans. He reveals how he found God in the ruins caused by Katrina.


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