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Coach Leaving for Beaumont , Texas


Coach Leaving for Beaumont, Texas
29 Sept. 2005

This is what we have come to expect from the Minutemen of Ohio. They are waiting upon the Lord, willing to go wherever He calls, and ready to “run to the roar” of our common enemy (the devil) in a minute! We are blessed to serve in the Lord's army with them.

Brothers and sisters, our God is with us!

~Flip

Dear Friends,

As if Katrina was not enough!

Coach Daubenmire received a call today from Pastor Rusty Thomas on behalf of those in Rita-Ravaged Beaumont, Texas. It seems that the Beaumont area has taken a double whammy. Many of those in this gulf-coast city were already evacuees from hurricane Katrina. When Rita struck this week, it brought further displacement to those who were housing those who had been left homeless by Katrina. With no power, and very little aide, the residents are in desperate condition.

Already, Pastor Fritz has diverted 3 semi-truck loads that were intended for New Orleans, to the Beaumont area where we have determined the need is more dire. Coach Dave and The Breadman will be heading to Texas this weekend to oversee the distribution of the supplies. I know everyone is asking for money....but you also know our track record. Please contribute to our cause TODAY. We have ordered the shipments of supply on Faith...we need fuel for the Trucks. You can donate on-line where we can immediately put the money to work, or you can reach us by mail.

For an accounting of how your money benefited those in New Orleans, visit our website and click on the icon on the right "September 05 Newsletter." We still have a crew in New Orleans ...but must meet the needs in Texas as well.

Please help us make a difference for the cause of Christ!

Read Rusty Thomas' appeal below.

The Lord richly bless you! Through the efforts of Colleen from KBDE 89.9 FM, our local AFR radio station, we have been able to track down some of the most hard hit and vulnerable places ill-affected by Rita. I made several phone calls today and found out that the small rural areas along the Texas and LA. border are the ones that really need the help now. It appears that many elderly and infirmed that fled from Katrina to these "cities of refuge" are the ones that were impacted by Rita. These folks have endured a double portion of woe and trouble.

I just talked with Flip about their plight and he said, "Rusty we can do the easy thing or the hard thing." The easy way was to take the supplies we have and just drop them off in Kenner , LA. and go about our business. Or we can go the hard way which is the right thing and take these supplies to those who need it most. By God's grace that is what we intend to do.

These poor souls are in need of ice, water, medical supplies (Oxygen, Glucose, and Insulin) food, and toiletry items. Our good friend Gib who managed our Walk Across America last year is on the ground in Florence, MS. He has packed up our OSA RV with some supplies and will head toward these devastated areas tomorrow.

As soon as I wake up, I'm going to see what kind of supplies I can raise here in Waco and meet Gib there prayerfully by tomorrow night. Please pray for us and this relief effort. Pray that men's hearts soften and turn to the Lord and that we will be able to minister the Gospel of the Kingdom by supplying the practical needs as well as meeting the spiritual needs.

If you are in the Waco area or for that matter even some other place and would like to help in some way, please contact me tomorrow on my cell phone. Time is of the essence and quite frankly, I don't even know yet how I will transport the supplies that I will try and raise tomorrow. All I know is "Here Am I, Send Me" and that we can do all things through Christ who strengthen us.

The Minutemen
www.minutemenunited.org