We went south on spring vacation, during the two-week time. We also went down on several other occasions and we were involved in basically building. I remember Bob and I working on putting a foundation on a church that was being built. I had never done that before in my life and we were taking these big pushers and smoothing the cement out, back and forth. Bob would say, “Doesn’t it look good when we have smoothed it out?” I think that had a lot of meaning to him, Alabama. It was just after I became involved with Martin Luther King. Let’s see, King died, it would be in the late ‘60s. We also went to Mississippi too. But we lived at this college, ate there and with the exception of one other person, who was part white and part black who was on the faculty, we had all our meals at this black college with a sea of black faces. And we lived in the dormitory and we went out to do our work at these churches and helped them to rebuild some houses that had been burned and we worked our tails off every day and came back exhausted, talked a little bit and had some meetings with students at night.

John Eusden,
Former Chaplain