Wednesday, June 11, 2008

7 lbs. 12 oz.

Yes, Liv Maris arrived at 8:13 AM and is beautiful!!! She has quite a bit of blondish hair and looks like her 3 yr old brother. All is well with both mother and baby! Thank you for your prayers.

It's been quite the busy day with a new granddaughter and lining up a new relief effort.

We will be heading to Columbus very early tomorrow morning to assist the Convoy effort. They called this afternoon and asked if we would be willing to manage the operations as they need to head north to the Wisconsin area to assess the situation up there. They are planning on a food and water distribution for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday. Sunday will be off for worship. Continuation into next week will be based on findings from this week.

My parents have amazed me!!! I am so glad they were able to come and visit us last year in MS as they knew just what needed to be done in this situation! My dad has been busy mudding homes and has learned first hand just what muddy flood water does to carpeting! Not a pretty site!

My mother has organized her own relief effort! She stepped right into the annointing God has given her ---cooking! She gathered her church friends and they are making lunches and delivering them to the effected areas and the people working there! No need making the people come to them -- they are busy working. These women will load up their vehicles and go to the hurting! Now there's a ministry! Go Mom!

FEMA and the Red Cross are busy lining things up on their end with getting help into the community. That is not an easy task as 44 counties here in Indiana alone have been declared disaster areas. That doesn't include the surrounding states!

If you are sitting at home, wherever that might be in the country, and wondering what you can do -- there is ALWAYS something you can do! If you cannot offer your hands and feet, you can offer financial support and you can always !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! pray. Prayer brings miracles and miracles are what we need!

Okay --- thinking you can't pray the "right" way? Try just talking to God and telling Him what you are feeling and let Him do the rest! It's just that easy!

Don't know which organization to send support to? If you are reading this you must have access to a computer so get on line and look things up --- just go to disaster relief and see what you find. See who is currently where and who is doing what. It's just that easy!

We thank you for doing what you can and for making it possible for us to continue in this disaster ministry. We all know the cost of things is skyrocketing, especially the gasoline it takes to travel from point A to point B but we also know God doesn't call without provision! We thank you for that provision.

As a "remember" note, all donations for our ministry can be sent to our sending agency at the following address --- with a separate note marked "Monty and Susan" on it. BLESS YOU!
International Gospel Outreach
PO Box 1008
Semmes, AL 36575

Until next time . . . Susan and Monty

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