posted a few photos of our trip to Moore, OK yesterday with the
permission of the families that we helped. Not to offend or lighten the
situation, but to show that there is still so much help that is needed
for many, many days to come. We were not the bless-ers...we were the
The Tyne's family brought a snow cone station and their
inflatables and let the local children have a blast playing. One mother told me that was the first time her child really played since the storm. We got to meet, visit with, and pray for some very incredible families.
I asked for prayers that God send us to the exact spot we were needed.
Well...as Monty, Forrest, several of our youth from FBC and I were
heading out, I told the kids a story that I heard of a man that
squeezed 22 people in his 8-12 person shelter. Then off we went in
Forrest's truck with shovels, etc. in tow. Within 15 minutes, we came
to a place where we were led to stop. We came to a brick wall that had,
"Thank you Jerry...you saved my family," spray painted on it. Only a
few interior walls of the home remained. We began to help in that area,
and got the story on Jerry. He was the hero that continued to open
his shelter to people as the storm hit directly in their addition...he
was the man that squeezed the 22 people in his small shelter.
If you have the opportunity to go help in Moore, just pray that God
sends you exactly where you need to be. For 17 miles back, where we
were at, it was like a match stick village---it made my heart so happy
to see the volunteers pouring in on the interstate to help. Oklahoman's are a tough lot to beat, and there were volunteers coming in from all over the country as well. The local
churches in Moore, Oklahoma are organizing a lot of the effort.
Forrest got to shake
Jerry's hand and tell him thank you. Of all of the thousand places we
could have been, God put us right where we needed to be.
Volunteers are still needed in Moore, Oklahoma for many, many days to come. Our prayers continue to be with all of the families affected.