In the wake of Hurricane Ida, my good friend Cary Kimbrell, Pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Laurel MS called me to connect with needs down in South Louisiana. Jason and Lee McCoy of New Hope Baptist Church in Mendenhall, MS had a trailer full of tarps and water they wanted to donate to those effected by the storm. This past Saturday, they drove the supplies down to us at Lakeshore Baptist Church.
Meanwhile, my wife learned of a high school friend, Marta Walker, who lost their roof in the storm down in Houma, La.
Sunday, three energetic volunteers from Daystar Church in Alabama spent the night with us at the Lakeshore Bunk House and made their way down to Houma early the next morning. We sent the supplies with them, and by Monday afternoon, one of the tarps were already on the Walker home. The crew has spent the week tarping roofs and ministering to those affected by Hurricane Ida.
The guys from Alabama, Chris Hopper, Allen Ellis, and Bruce Brooks, found us through yet another providential connection. One of their wives works with Feeding the Gulf Coast, which is one of the sources for food we distribute through our Mercy House ministry.
And to make all these connections more interesting, Marta was a volunteer with Schriever Baptist Church, when that church made a mission trip to Lakeshore to help us after Hurricane Katrina.
We praise the Lord for the connections we are able to make. Please continue to pray for our neighbors, friends, and family in South Louisiana. They have a long road ahead of them, but we know from experience God’s grace is sufficient. We pray that all these connections serve to the glory of God.