Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Prayers and Thoughts with you in Joplin, MO and surrounding areas

For obvious reasons, it has been a rough week…certainly far worse for so many in Joplin, MO. I woke up Monday morning to the news of what had happened and we’ve been saddened ever since. But through that sadness and concern for so many of you closer to the devastation, our prayers have not ceased but instead, it has intensified.

It has been especially rough on Amy because situations like this intensify the want to be home to be closer to friends and family and to try to help in one way or the other. But she’s been very strong to resist any urge or temptation to want to quit regardless of whatever chance she’s given. I am truly grateful for such a wonderful woman of God in my life and it is equally great to watch the grace with which she is walking out her call.

Back to the issue of home, I just want you all so know that you are on our hearts and minds. It is our understanding that more treacherous weather is on the way and we are praying God’s protection over you all in Pittsburg, KS and really all over the currently affected areas. Also praying especially for you Phil, Kerri, Seana and Nathan. Living there, it will be very though not knowing someone severely affected by this disaster.

For those unaware, our home is in Pittsburg, KS which is a half hour’s drive from the devastation in Joplin. Joplin was how I got to Pittsburg by Bus from New York when I initially arrived to the States.  

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