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Hurricane Relief in Texas

Hurricane Relief in Texas
Can you spell relief? J-E-S-U-S!
9-24-05 report from Flip

I just talked with Rusty this morning, September 24, 2005; he told me some great stories about Jesus' work in the midst of Hurricane Rita. Ronny Holmes, pastor of the Church of the Open Door, had 300 refugees from Houston in his church Friday night. Operation Save America was able to provide them with sleeping mats, sheets, pillows, hygienic kits, and water. We also supplied several other churches in Waco with these items.

Pastor Ronny decided to have church on Friday night while the hurricane was coming in. Yes, the hurricane was on its way but according to Rusty, “There was another wind blowing.” Seventy-five people gave their hearts to Jesus! When God brings difficult circumstances on us, many turn to Him. The church was being what she always is, doing what she always does, running to the roar and never away from it.

Pastor Bill Shanks is in his home in Metairie, just outside of New Orleans. They've had heavy rains and some wind from Hurricane Rita. They're without power and water right now but are otherwise okay. He's been transporting members of his congregation who lost homes or had heavy damage from Hurricane Katrina, to Jackson, MS, to get them signed up for the federal aid they need.

Gib Killion is on the ground in Mississippi. His truck is loaded with supplies. He's going to New Orleans to assess what needs to be done. The same places that were under water before are under water again. Because of the generosity of Operation Save America Christians and others we have an opportunity to be missionaries to the people suffering through these disasters. We've been able to bring “a loaf of bread in one hand and the Bread of Life in the other.”