Friday, February 02, 2007

Change of plans...

Most of the devestation was just west of us 20 minutes

The storm that ripped through Central Flordia last night was a little "too close to home" for Melanie, Kayla and I for a couple of reasons. First of all, the concentration of the damage happened just 20 minutes west of our home---secondly, the images of the destruction evoke memories of the devestation that we suffered just 1 1/2 years ago in New Orleans as a result of Hurricane Katrina.

Tonight we are headed to WALMART to load up our van and trailer with relief supplies to carry to the families effected by the storm. We know personally how they must feel today in the wake of such sudden destruction.

I was scheduled to leave at 6:00 AM to witness outside of the stadium in Miami, Florida during the Super Bowl--but I told Melanie today, "So many came when we needed them, we have got to go where they need us." We'll spend this weekend taking food, supplies, prayers and the only comfort that truly makes a difference in these situations---prayer and the presence of the Lord.

Please pray for us: This is a VERY emotional time for us having experienced the same things ourselves and now reliving it to a certain degree. Pray that we will be strong for those who have lost everything--including their children, family members and neighbors.

Also--pray for our trip over there. We have been having some serious car troubles and are praying that the van makes it. I told Melanie, "We have AAA and if it breaks down on the way, we'll have them tow us to the disaster site." I'm serious. I believe that God will allow us to go and do what needs to get done in Jesus' name!

If you would like to help out financially, that would also be much appreciated. You can give through PAYPAL by clicking on the icon to the right and designating your gift "distaster relief." We're taking all that we have and doing as much as we can. Anything will be very appreciated.


Pastor Troy

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