Saturday, December 23, 2006

Merry Christmas from New Orleans!

hey y'all!
I'm in the south here in new Orleans LA... so i thought I'd start off with a little southern drawl! he he! the Diacogiannis fam is all here in N. O for Christmas outreach 2006! We are having a blast so far! Staying at the House of Prayer church on Canal street in mid-city. It's fabulous! Pastor Jon and Elizabeth are wonderful people with Big hearts and believing god for good things in this city so full of destruction and sin! We have been here nearly a week and seen so much! We are working to finish the re-model of the 50 year old church building... it was almost finished before Katrina hit and then it went back to the beginning because of the storm. So painting, putting in ceiling tiles, cleaning bathrooms, kitchens and general up keep things have kept us busy this week. We hosted a ladies tea last Tuesday night and 27 women showed up for that! Praise the Lord. This coming Thursday and Friday we are hosting a Kid's Ministry Christmas Party... It's kinda like a mini VBS, but WAY BETTER and more fun! We are going to be giving away at least 10 bikes to some of the kid's that come plus tons of toys and stuffed animals! I'm praying for at least 50 kids each day.... so if ya Read this join the prayers! I'm excited to see what God is going to do! I can hardly believe it is 2 days from Christmas! I love LOVE LOVE this year! I think everyone should experience a Christmas like this! it's simply amazing to be able to give from my heart and not expect anything in return!!! I'm so blessed! and to be able to be a blessing to those in need is one of the best feelings of all times! God is good... i will bless his name forever and EVER!
Merry Christmas and Blessings in the New Year!

1 comment:

Vicky said...

Well, that explains why my eagerly awaited annual "Diacogiannis Dispatch" hasn't arrived in the mail yet :) (I don't get a lot of Christmas cards, and yours is always my favorite). As long as it comes eventually, I'll be happy!
What an awesome family experience. I'll definately be praying for your Kid Outreach this week. Tell everyone Merry Christmas!
Love ya,
Vicky