“God’s Work. Our Hands.”
This is what the hands and feet of some ELCA teens looked like midway through their
service project planting wetlands grasses 75 miles south of New Orleans. The outreach
was part of the 2009 Youth Gathering. Three miles of wetlands can stop water from rising
a foot, according to Bayou Rebirth, the agency that hosted ELCA youth. Rebuilding
wetlands is critical to protecting New Orleans from another devastating hurricane.