Today was pretty eventful. I started off the day at 5:30a.m. I got up, brushed my teeth, put in my contacts, etc. I had a great breakfast and once I was finished I started on my makeup. I was ready a little bit before we had to leave which was good. We did our morning devotional and then left to go meet up with Tim who would give us a tour of New Orleans. The church we met him at was beautiful and I really enjoyed looking around. The tour was great. Tim was a very descriptive tour guide and he shared a lot of cool information with us. The 9th Ward was one of the places we visited on our tour and it was really sad if I’m being honest. I mean it’s been 13 years since Katrina and there is still so much work left to be done. After the tour we ate lunch at Audubon Park. It was really pretty there and Henry and I were able to even get a picture of me in front of a boat. As we were driving to the park we saw some homeless people under a bridge in tents. There was one old man in a wheelchair sleeping. After lunch we volunteered at New Orleans Mission, a homeless shelter. It was really impressive seeing all the things that they are able to accomplish there because they run off of donations. The lady that was giving us our tour of the shelter, Dion, told us that she used to be homeless and New Orleans Mission helped her get her life together. After the tour we met Brother Daniel who shared his story of how he became a Christian with us. We then followed him to a small parking lot where we loaded a truck with food. There was a random chicken roaming around as we did this and I was a little spooked. After we loaded the truck we followed that same truck to a neighborhood called St. Roch where we set up tables with the food from the truck on it and gave out free groceries to people. They also prayed with people. After that was over we prayed with the people of New Orleans Mission and went back to the church. We had some free time until dinner so I hung out with Henry and caught up with my friends. I also picked out my outfit for the French Quarter. After dinner we left for the French Quarter where we got beignets at Cafe du Monde. We then walked around the quarter. We saw some street performers of course, but we also saw some people that were begging for money on the street or laying flat on the sidewalk while they slept. We went into a souvenir shop and then debated whether we should walk around some more or just go back to the church. We decided on the latter. As we were leaving we passed an Urban Outfitters, one of me and Henry’s favorite stores. We asked if we could go in and look around and they obliged. Henry and I got a photo booth picture and Henry also got a cassette of an album by Vince Staples. We went back to the church where we had evening devotional and went to bed. I think it was a pretty great first day in New Orleans.