Katrinacus Rex

Saturday, September 10, 2005

Beginning the Restoration

My brother and I will be going to Slidell, LA on Monday and staying there till Thursday. We will be teaming up with a few congregation members and Dennis Gundersen's team from Grace Bible Church in Tulsa, OK to help cut down trees, clean up debris, administer aid, and deal with six flooded homes. We will have to be using mold masks at times in the homes and my brother and I have gotten tetanus shots given the nature of the work.

Please continue to pray for all of us during this long term trial. There are many opportunities to do God's work amidst the aftermath as people continue to assess and rebuild their lives. Remember what Ecclesiastes 7:1-2 says:
"A good name is better than precious ointment, And the day of death than the day of one's birth; Better to go to the house of mourning Than to go to the house of feasting, For that is the end of all men; And the living will take it to heart."
I pray that the living will take the truth to heart. This event shows us not just one aspect of the Lord's character but all of who He is: His divine authoring of all events (Amos 3:6; Job 36:22-33), His mercy and love (Galatians 6:10; Romans 9:15-16), and His wrath in judgment (Romans 1:18; Psalm 7:11-13).

If any of you would like to join us in Louisiana by praying with those who have been afflicted, coming alongside the sick, comforting the weak, visiting shelters, distributing solid Christ-centered literature, and other hands-on tasks of charity, simply email me and we will arrange it. It is my hope to speak with local officials and other churches in the area while I'm there to get a better understanding as to both the pace of recovery and specific need. Also, keep in mind that our brothers and sisters in Mississippi will need our help as well and we plan on heading there too.

Daniel 4:35 35 - All the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing; He does according to His will in the army of heaven And among the inhabitants of the earth. No one can restrain His hand Or say to Him, "What have You done?"

Proverbs 3:34 - Surely He scorns the scornful, But gives grace to the humble.

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