Friday, April 29, 2011

A Hard Week

This has been a hard week for our area.  The storms that came through wreaked havoc on so many homes. 

The past couple of days my guys have been busy running chain saws clearing roads and helping get trees off of houses, while Amanda and I have been carrying water and food to help where we could. 

Our church building was severely damaged.  I went inside what was left of it today to help box up things that could be salvaged and it just broke my heart.  Two of our church families lost their homes and several others had quite a bit of damage.  

In addition to helping at the church, Murry, Ferrell and I spent part of today helping some of the families box and sort possessions that were savageable.   Again, it was heartbreaking. 

God was sooo good to our church family in that there were no fatalities.  One of our members has a severely bruised shoulder and broken eye socket, but to my knowledge that was the only injury.  I know that in other areas there were quite a few injuries and fatalities.  Sometimes it is really hard to understand how things like this happen.  I guess I can't understand, but I do know that I serve a faithful and loving Heavenly Father and that all things work together for good according to His plan.

I apologize for the rambling on this post, but I have seen so much heartache the last few days that it is totally overwhelming.  Please pray for these families that are suffering.

1 comment:

  1. I have been watching this heartbreak on TV and via some blogs.

    Glad to hear you are safe.

    I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers as you deal with what has happened to you and your community.