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Centennial United Methodist Church

Serving In Gulf Coast
July 9, 2022
Community: Jean Lafitte, New Orleans
Partner: Lighthouse Church
Staff: Emily Gatewood

We Have Arrived!

by Emily Gatewood | July 10, 2022 9:16 AM

We had a long journey from Minnesota, but we made it and are ready to serve! 

We Have Arrived!

Sunday! Sunday! Sunday!

by Emily Gatewood | July 10, 2022 1:13 PM

After a great word from Pastor Chris, we got to share an amazing Sunday lunch together! 

Sunday! Sunday! Sunday!

New Orleans!

by Emily Gatewood | July 11, 2022 12:59 AM

Today we got to explore and pray for downtown New Orleans! Here is a highlight from our cool experience as we got to ride on the historical River Fairy! What an amazing experience getting to see the cultural beauty of this city. God has great plans for this week! 

New Orleans!

Day #1!

by Emily Gatewood | July 11, 2022 10:40 AM

This week we are working in Lighthouse Church building up the walls in the house of God! 

Day #1!

Literally Raising the Roof!

by Emily Gatewood | July 11, 2022 5:54 PM

We are working on putting an insulated roof on the Lord’s house today! 

Literally Raising the Roof!

Service with Some Style!

by Emily Gatewood | July 11, 2022 5:55 PM

We love serving with our besties! 
Service with Some Style!

Cooling Off!

by Emily Gatewood | July 12, 2022 8:38 AM

After a long first day of hard work, we got a nice, natural shower to cool us off! 

Cooling Off!

Day #2

by Emily Gatewood | July 12, 2022 1:17 PM

Day two of service! We love being able to contribute to this church community and serving alongside their members! 

Day #2

Service!

by Emily Gatewood | July 12, 2022 6:08 PM

Insulation for the Lord’s house!

Service!

Service and Smiles!

by Emily Gatewood | July 12, 2022 6:10 PM

We love to see service with a smile! 
Service and Smiles!

Sunset Pic!

by Emily Gatewood | July 12, 2022 11:31 PM

After a long day of hard work, we walked down to the doc to enjoy a nice sunset on the water! 

Sunset Pic!

Day #3

by Emily Gatewood | July 13, 2022 5:16 PM

Putting on the finishing touches with the dry wall!

Day #3

Leaving our Mark

by Emily Gatewood | July 13, 2022 5:17 PM

We left a piece of us with Lighthouse Church ❤️
Leaving our Mark

Jumping with Joy, Literally

by Emily Gatewood | July 13, 2022 5:20 PM

We are so blessed to have been able to accomplish the work we have done within Lighthouse Church and are overjoyed with the friendships we have made! 
Jumping with Joy, Literally

Rec Day

by Emily Gatewood | July 14, 2022 1:15 PM

Today we got to experience some authentic Louisiana roots! A swamp boat tour & some alligator holding.

Rec Day

More Rec Day Activities!

by Emily Gatewood | July 14, 2022 7:39 PM

We got the privilege of going to one of New Orlean's oldest jazz halls, Preservation Hall! There we got to see some real authentic New Orleans jazz! 

More Rec Day Activities!

Fair well Jean Lafitte!

by Emily Gatewood | July 15, 2022 2:46 PM

Although we are sad to leave, we have got a long travel ahead. We love you Lighthouse church! Not a goodbye, but a see ya later! 

Fair well Jean Lafitte!

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