Today was our last day of work, and tomorrow we’ll begin to head back to Virginia. We’ve done lots of work, much of it hard labor, some of which we didn’t understand at the time. But now we can look back and see some accomplishment.

We see a shed standing where it didn’t before. We see level ground where there were trenches. We see lives that we might have made better in a little way.

Tonight we finish our role as a small piece of the big picture. Churches and organizations will continue to work to rebuild, because of groups like ours, because of small parts played by people from across the nation. The city will be rebuilt on the backs on thousands, not just a few.