Before heading to the alligator ranch, John and I attended services at Grace Lutheran, a church located near the area where we are parked. It is in a neighborhood which sustained major damage during Hurricane Katrina. The church was heavily impaired and many of its members left. The restored church we saw today is quite beautiful, and the worship service seemed to have a goodly number of people in attendance.After the service several members were eager to talk with us about the damage and its effects on the church and their lives. The church has been quite involved as a community liaison for work crews that come from all over the nation to help rebuild New Orleans. I am familiar with one group, Youth Works, which the church hosts during the summer months.