His Hands & His Feet
Watching the events and the massive flooding to our State brought back personal memories of similar circumstances. Having had our home destroyed by Hurricane Frances in 2004 I remember well the weariness and the helplessness in the days after. I knew God was in control and yet there is a tiredness that touches every part of you that is hard to describe.
I also remember the hundreds of people who flooded into our community from Churches all around the Nation. They simply came and began to help people put their lives back together. As hard as it was for our family, I experienced a side of the Church that I will remember the rest of my life. When you're down and out and someone comes along side of you to help.....you never forget it. Mother Teresa once said, "Prayer is putting oneself in the hands of God, from His vantage point, and listening to His voice in the depth of our hearts."
This past week a team from The Church of the Cross (led by Bob and Chris Olsen) packed up and headed to some of the hardest hit places. What he communicates is self-evident, Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow!
Tuesday: "I am writing this email from Columbia. We are here with six other folks from our church. We arrived late Sunday night and will be staying until Thursday. The devastation to thousands of homeowners is overwhelming. MANY lost everything. Today we started working on a man's house who is Buddhist. He was overwhelmed by our help and love. He even prayed with us, ate lunch with us in his neighbor's front yard and is coming back for dinner with us tomorrow night. Please pray for him and all the other people in need in this area.
Samaritans Purse opened up another disaster relief center in North Charleston. Right now, SP plans on being in Columbia, North Charleston and Summerville until at least the end of October. If you are interested in volunteering as an individual or as a group, let me know and I will set it up. You may volunteer daily or over-night, with a minimum of three nights. I guarantee a special, humbling, spiritual experience that you will never forget.
Please pray for the volunteers that have traveled from across the United States for travel mercies. As of right now, there are 150 volunteers staying overnight at Shandon Baptist Church. Thirty of which are students from Liberty University, who were excused from class for the rest of the week. Praise God!"
Wednesday: "We began working on an elderly woman's home. She didn't have a lot of water damage, but the flooring still needed to be taken up. She is the mother-in-law of T Brown, an Anglican Priest in Greenville. God is good!!"
Glorify God & Enjoy Him Forever!