Jennings, LA – Weekly Report – June 27-July 2, 2021

July 9, 2021

There were 6 Long Term Volunteers and 20 Weekly Volunteers from Mercersburg Mennonite Youth Group in Jennings, Louisiana during the week of June 27th, 2021. 

We worked at repairing roofs, soffit, siding and fascia at 5 homes. We had a team framing and hanging drywall in bathrooms at the church where our base camp is. We also built and installed ramps at one of homes. 

The handful of youth individuals that were 18 years old, having no previous experience at roofing, completed one roof and made significant progress on a second. 

We plan to finish the roof next week. As well as do some siding work and continue working on the walls of the church bathrooms. 

It has rained most every afternoon since we arrived, however the clouds are spectacular and the vegetation is lush and green.  Our Church of Christ hosts gave us the opportunity to try local cuisine treats of crawfish, alligator, and gumbo. Mmm delicious!