Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Another truth

There are no photos to go with this one. I don't think there would be any that would fit.

My first conversation this morning was with Esther who was returning my call from yesterday. Her phone died on us as she was out of minutes.

Esther is 42 years old. She has a daughter who is 21 years and another one 13 years. The 21 year old has 3 children ages 5, 2 and 9 months. All of these people are living in one FEMA trailer. Esther told me that sometimes it gets so crowded that she just goes and sits inside her home just to get some privacy, even though the house is nearly destroyed.

The 21 year old mother of 3 has been in and out of hospitals as she is HIV positive. This was just one of the results of being raped while she was pregnant with this last baby -- by 2 men! Her mental state hangs in the balance and suicide has been thought about repeatedly.

How does Esther hold this family together AND repair her home? I don't know how she keeps any sanity let alone try and repair a home to keep everyone in!

Needless to say we are doing what we can, as quickly as we can, to get some sort of help to this family!

The needs just never cease to amaze me! They are everywhere!

As we drive through the areas and see improvements, see homes being rebuilt, seeing FEMA trailers leave the cities, we still see this!

This is just one of the reasons God has called us back to this area! Please pray for this family, and that we will be able to help them as God directs us!

Until next time . . . Susan and Monty

1 comment:

beth said...

Wow, and this brings us back to the sobering reality of it all.............
We were supposed to dress up today in the dream career if our choice for Spirit Week. I dressed up as a disaster response person!!!!