Minds at Ease

July 15th, 2006


Yesterday we held a mock evacuation at the camp.  We held the teams back from gutting houses, and went through our evacuation plan with them, timing how long it would take and seeing how the process would work/not work so we could streamline it before we have to do it for real.  We tore down everything at the camp that we would for a real evacuation and loaded it all into the trucks and vans.  We had estimated four hours, but it took about two and a half.  (Some things, though, we only pretended to do, so it might be closer to four.)

All in all it went very well. The plan is to evacuate to the Vineyard church at Baton Rouge.  And, for all the parents reading this, there is a plan.  And it does work.  So… there will be no need for worrying when that first hurricane hits the Gulf…  :)

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Mom B  |  July 16th, 2006 at 2:07 am

    parent says …ahhhh
    Now I don’t have to worry =
    yeah – right !!!! :)

  • 2. Mom B  |  July 16th, 2006 at 9:45 pm

    We had lunch with Pastor Walls and Joe and Mary Jane at Kings today after church. He would LOVE a letter from you about your work down there, and about the classes you are taking at
    Vineyard. I didn’t know how much “down time” you had to sit and write. He was telling us about a card you sent him and Jane that they TRUELY loved – how you hoped to be llike them……
    from his “special one”.
    You are remembered…..

  • 3. David Renner  |  July 17th, 2006 at 1:45 pm

    Wow – it looks like the weather has it out for kinship X! We had a torrential storm at Breathe Friday afternoon, and, from the color of the sky and the swirling of the clouds, conditions were totally right for a tornado. Then again, we did get an awesome rainbow with vibrant colors and both ends touching the ground in sight. I wish you could have been there (Breathe was amazing) – everyone was saying how much they missed you being there with us this year. As a matter of fact, we tried to call you as a group from the campfire Saturday night, but Kathy could not get ahold of you for all of us to say hi. Oh well – we had to consume a few extra mountain pies in your honor while we were trying. :-) Any way, have fun preparing for your mock typhoon – I will be praying for you!

  • 4. Mom  |  July 18th, 2006 at 2:02 pm

    Even the work evacuation scares me. Just get out of there as soon as possible when the warnings come. Love you guys and miss you.

  • 5. Lora  |  July 18th, 2006 at 6:56 pm

    We’re going to have /days/ warning on the evac thing. When we’re packing up to leave, the skies will still be blue and sunny. It’s not like a tornado that’ll hit you out of the blue–Xenia’s probably a lot more dangerous than Kenner is!! 😉

    :) Love and miss you guys. We’ll be fine. :)

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