Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Touring the areas

These photos were taken in San Leon, Texas. As you can see, not much left. The devastation is enormous and goes on for miles and miles through subdivision after subdivision. Sometimes it's impossible to distinguish objects in all of the trash. The upper left photo looks like everything from everywhere landed in this yard! It's enough to boggle the mind, to confuse everything you see, to wonder if reality can ever return, to doubt it will ever return to a liveable condition --- for those who do not know God! He is the only thing anyone can turn to in times like this. He has the master plan, He promises all the promises, He is strongest when we are at our weakest. On that plan, on those promised and with His strength we continue to come in to areas such as this -- to be His hands, His feet, His heart -- and bring hope to those who are struggling beyond what we can imagine!
Our team from Missouri is an example of that hope. They spent their day in Galveston finishing the gutting of 2 homes. They had their eyes opened -- wide! They had their hearts opened even wider! They are ready to go back tomorrow and start on yet another home that will most likely take them 2 days to complete. Pray for their strength, for their wisdom, for their safety! God has it all covered but it never hurts to add a few more prayers!
Also remember Diane in your prayers. Her stomach has been giving her problems for the past couple of days and she needs prayers of healing! It looks like she might be traveling to New Orleans over the next few days to help an incoming team finish the sheetrock in a couple of homes, the last 2 homes for that camp before they close it and relocate supplies and such right here with us! She will need all her strength and we will need her back here!
Until next time . . . Susan and Monty

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