Monday, May 23, 2011

Here we go again

No doubt you are all aware of the tornado that struck Joplin, Missouri last night. Please keep them all in your prayers! Take a moment and imagine what it would be like if the hospital in your town was struck head on with winds of over 200 mph and everyone only had minutes to take cover??!!

Yes, we are once again making plans to take emergency relief supplies into Alabama (with Joplin not too far behind) and want to let you know the details.

Thanks to the Orphan Grain Train and their generosity we are able to borrow their 18 ft trailer and this time for a couple of extra days! We will start collecting supplies on Sunday, June 5th and be leaving for Alabama the morning of Thursday, June 9th.

Our list of supplies we will be collecting is:
cleaning supplies
hygiene items
laundry supplies
first aid items
batteries of all sizes
baby diapers and wipes
non perishable foods

On Sunday, June 5th and Monday, June 6th we will be parked at the local Kroger South parking lot from morning until evening.

On Tuesday, June 7th we will be parked back at Richland Plaza in Ellettsville from morning until evening.

On Wednesday we will be parked in our own church parking lot, Vineyard Community Church.

That week is also Vacation Bible School at our church so the kids will be given flyers on Monday and be able to take their donations into the trailer and put them in the proper boxes themselves on Wednesday. What an amazing lesson for all of them -- and the parents too!

And just like last time ---- ****** we are also asking for monetary donations to help cover the cost of fuel and the expenses incurred in traveling. ******

This season of storms is already a record breaker! We ALL can do SOMETHING! Every little bit, every small bag or box adds up to big things and lives changed!

We encourage you to get involved and to stay involved. This is the time for all churches to come together with one goal -- to be the hands and feet of Jesus and help the people by showing His love to each and every one of them!

Blessings to all of you and if you have any questions either call me or leave a comment on this blog with your info for me to contact you.

On a side note -- we have a new "member" in our household! Seems a bird nest got knocked out of its tree this morning with a couple new babies inside. One did not survive the fall but the other one, complete with it's nest, is now snuggled safely in a little bird cage in our home and I spent the afternoon digging earth worms for food! The little thing looked so terrible when I picked it up but after a few feedings he literally will not stop singing!

Remember the scripture about God caring for the birds ---- He knew just who to send to find this little one!

Until next time . . . keep special prayers going for one of our missions school students, Del. He has been very ill and was to have some tests today. Healing Lord, miraculous healing for this dear friend of ours!!! Susan and Monty

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