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2011 Presentation Video

Thanks much to Gary M for putting together another fantastic video/slideshow for the year. We had our presentation this weekend, where we saw the premiere of the video. Gary was up into the wee hours of the morning putting it together, and we appreciate his efforts.

More on the fantastic presentation that Esther put together later, but in the meantime, please enjoy...

Meet Pray Love from SGV Habitat on Vimeo.
The final presentation video of the Evergreen SGV Katrina 2011 Gulf Coast Relief Mission project.
Title screen - Ken
Music selection - Peter, James, Jeff L.
Photo post-processing - James, Corbin
Editing - Gary
Photos - Team members
Executive Producer - God

Presentation Speakers
You can watch the entire presentation, including our speakers, below by clicking on the videos!

If you can't see the above widget, you can see part 1 at and part 2 at

2011 Commissioning Video

Think I forgot to put up the commissioning video, which gave birth to the name "14 day team"....

2011 Katrina team Commissioning from SGV Habitat on Vimeo.
Commissioning held on 5/1/2011 for the combined teams.

Thanks to Alex Ho for shooting this.

Reflections from Tom

Tom has served on Missionary support groups for Mississippi before, but this was his first time going himself. 

Our church motto is "Loving God, Loving Others, Make a Difference." I truly believe that the Lord allowed our team (Mens Only + the 2-week team) to "Make a Difference" during our stay in Mississippi last month.

There were numerous instances, but one of many instances the Lord impressed upon me was when He allowed a fellow brother in Christ to cross our path. His name was Matt. On Saturday, the last day on the Pascagoula jobsite, we were all having lunch together (Evergreeners as well as the other Habitat volunteers.) During lunch, the Lord brought to my attention one of the volunteers just walking around; I felt the Lord say "Go speak with him." So out of obedience, (but this also was forcing me to "step out of my comfort zone”") I went to speak with him and found out that he had just recently moved to Biloxi about 1-1/2 m…

Notes from Ron N-"Blessed to be a blessing"

Ron N went to Biloxi for the first time this year, and although he had some initial trepidation, he came out a week later a man with even more purpose.

Heb 10:24-25 and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more, as you see the day drawing near.

I had the wonderful opportunity to serve with 17 other men on week 2 of our 2011 EBC SGV Katrina Relief Team

In reflecting on my experience, since our return, I am struck by how God met me on a number of levels. As a member of previous Katrina missionaries’ MSG’s, I had heard glowing reviews of the experience, the staff and the people affected by Katrina.

One of the first things I did upon our return was to request the letter that Brad Holland, our site supervisor had written to the church last year. It brought tears to my eyes as I read his comments with different eyes, having experienced his missio…