Less than a week after Katrina, Broadmoor Baptist opened its gym as a shelter for 45 members of a Latino family who evacuated to Shreveport.
Six months later the family had a chance to repay the church by opening their home to the missionaries for a homemade meal.
"It's just a little way to say thank you," Elsa Murillo said. "They did so much. They fed us three meals a day. They were asking what we needed. We felt like family."
After a hard days work the group enjoyed the meal and were amazed at the hospitality shown to them -- virtual strangers.
The Murillo family stayed at the church for about five weeks before coming home to Kenner. Murillo found some roof damage and trees down, but everything else was OK. Three other families -- some of whom have nothing -- are still staying with them.
Slowly, things are getting back to normal for her. "I don't know how long its going to be."