Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Hanging with the neighbors

Yes, Monty was hanging with the neighbors yesterday -- hanging sheetrock that is!

Carolyn had Pastor Cliff and Noah getting things started. They needed a couple extra hands to get things done and Monty enjoyed spending the day fellowshipping with them. Carolyn is getting a good start on the repair of her home. Pastor Cliff came all the way from Ninevah just to help! It's people like that who "preach the gospel and use words if necessary!"

I had our weekly case management meeting where we go over the past week and continue educating everyone on the processes. Each case is different so trying to follow some "pattern" is a bit tricky. Everyone is doing an amazing job and I am blessed to be working with them.

Various meetings continued throughout the day. With the FEMA registration deadline being Monday we got some final numbers today -- Columbus had a total of 2375 registrations! That is the second largest county devastated in Indiana!! Morgan county had the highest! We keep the entire state in our prayers as everyone continues the repair and rebuilding processes.

More prayers are requested for our dear friends in Cupertino, California. We heard on the news this morning where there was a fire in the Apple plant. No further details at this time but please keep them all in your prayers! Apple is one of the largest employers in the area and we pray no one was injured and no one lost their job due to the fire.

Today begins another day for the Hope Outreach Center at church. Even though they don't officially open the doors till 9am they were ready and waiting at the door this morning. The requests for food continue daily.

Tomorrow morning we will be having a city wide outreach on the parking lot, hosted by the Gleaners. This will be an amazing blessing to those in need as food will be stacked and they will be able to come and help themselves! Thanks to Gleaners for providing such amazing blessings.

I also heard from our Lima, Ohio team who will be coming in next month. This is Pastor A's brother's church and we are really excited to have them coming to help. They are in the planning stages and we pray God's blessings on each and every detail for them.

Off to another day -- off to God's day -- off to hopefully be His blessing to the community in whatever way He has in store for us!

Thank you for coming along with us on our mission! Hope you are enjoying it as much as we are! It's that joy of the Lord thing!!!

Until next time . . . Susan and Monty

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