People found, property lost

We praise God that we have now heard from most all of our church members. I have not been able to talk with everyone personally, but through word of mouth almost everyone is accounted for. Please pray for us as we continue to contact every single person. Some evacuated far from the storms path, others left the lowest areas but still endured treacherous weather. Some huddled in attics and others swam to safety in the midst of the storm. Only God’s miraculous intervention spared their lives. We know of several in our community, not in our immediate church membership, who did lose their lives.

I believe that every last church member’s home has been destroyed. The wind and water rushed in, moving some homes across roads, gutting others, caving in roofs, and flattening others completely. I will post pictures soon.

Though the fig tree should not blossom,
nor fruit be on the vines,
the produce of the olive fail
and the fields yield no food,
the flock be cut off from the fold
and there be no herd in the stalls,
yet I will rejoice in the Lord;
I will take joy in the God of my salvation.
God, the Lord, is my strength;
he makes my feet like the deer’s;
he makes me tread on my high places.

Habakkuk 3:17-19

8 thoughts on “People found, property lost”

  1. Don, I was really worried about that whole trip, and I was so worried about what you would find when you got to Lakeshore. Praise God your people were spared. The news of such rempant destruction is very sad indeed, but what mercy that everyone in your congregation survived.

    With their homes destroyed, where are the people staying? Are there shelters?

  2. Don, I want to help as much as I can. I am going to talk to my church about helping. If you need a some able body men/women to rebuild or clean up let me know. I’ll see what we can do at that time.

    In Christ’s Love
    Jeff

  3. That’s good that you’ve heard from most of everybody. Lives are more important than homes…even though it will be very hard to rebuild all of the gulf coast…that’s a big area to re-do. We’ll be praying for you!

  4. Don, God bless you brother we are praying. I’ll be checking here for information as you post it. You are on our hearts and minds.

  5. Pastor Don,
    We’re arriving on Wed am to MS with many supplies we’re hoping to make available to you and your congregation. Please contact me ASAP either through this email address or (954)822-1074 to help guide us.
    Pastor Steve

  6. Thanks, Pastor Don, for the picture of Bea’s (and all of you)smiling face, and all else you have done. My heart is soaring, my thoughts and prayers are with you, and my desire is to hear from all of you. Love, Eva

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