Ten members of our church traveled by car and airplane in 2007, to spend a week working with Lutheran Disaster Response in Bayou La Batre, Alabama. This was the second year our church has sent a mission team to Alabama to assist families that were victims of Hurricane Katrina. The team was fortunate that Overlook Presbyterian Church in Mobile again agreed to offer them a place to stay each night. Most of their time was spent helping two families whose homes had suffered wind and water damage. The team replaced drywall, set down wood flooring, cleaned carpets, installed wood siding and trim, and performed a variety of other tasks.


The mission team was comprised of Barb Ball, Bob and Dale Burnett, Roger and Hattie Kate Howell, Rachel Novakovic, Cheryl Porrett, Karen Schaefer, Jim Wagner and Pastor Tom Schwartz.