That’s me (Dan) in the blue shirt facing the camera, giving directions on leveling the floor at Eagle Street.
I am in New Orleans and I am content. I am excited to get up each morning and meet my volunteers and work on Mrs. Lewis’ home. Often, it is challenging, but I ask questions and keep moving. I come home exhausted, but revitalized when I begin to cook a great dinner with my roommates. This is often followed by finding something to entertain us for the evening. Whether that is a card game, a movie, an art project, or some local music, it doesn’t really matter because we enjoy one another’s company, or at least I enjoy their company…
You may be asking where I am going with this.
At this point last year, I had no idea I would be in New Orleans this year. But through the Young Adult Volunteer program and with the support of friends and family, I am here now. And it is a great fit for me! I didn’t plan very far in advance to come here, but when the opportunity was presented, I took hold and I feel that God is using me and a lot of my strengths and my life experiences while I’m here. I feel that this is where I am supposed to be now.
With that said, I am excited for what the future holds, trusting that it will be just as good and if not, it will be preparing me for a future opportunity! So, over the next month or so while we (the Young Adult Volunteers) work through a discernment process, I trust that God will light the way and I am excited for the plans in store for the future, but still enjoying today.
(Update: Dan is still in need of $4,175.00 to complete the fundraising necessary to support his year and the YAV program. If you or anyone you know would like to support Dan’s year of service, please let us know!)