Monday, September 19, 2005

Katrina Relief Trip a Success!

Early Friday morning, 25 men and boys met at New Life Baptist Church at 6:00A.M.. Despite the rain, we managed to load all supplies, tools, and donations into various trucks and trailers. Then at about 6:30, we piled in and got on the road. Uneventful, normal, 6-7 hour trip, with one potty break (No women, so one was enough:)). We ended up at a plant in Laurel, Mississippi, where we met up with another church, and they divided us into 3 groups and sent us on missions. I ended up at a family's place where about 40 pine trees were laying like pick-up sticks, and others ready to fall. We began firing up the chainsaws, and hauling brush and logs. I hopped in an old farm truck and began making numerous trips into the yard, we loaded up, and hauled the load to the street, then went back for more. There was also another truck, trailer, and driver doing the same. About 7:00, we quit for the day, and 16 of us went to this one family's place to take showers, get a homecooked meal, and find a spot on the floor, or, if you were lucky like I was, a bed to crash in. ZZZZ Then comes 5:30, back to the plant to regroup and divide, and I ended up back at the same place. Another great day of felling trees, driving, hauling, and dumping. We finished up around 2:30, had prayer with the family, and went back to the same house for a shower, then we got back on the road. Ended back at the church at 10:00 or so. Overall, we had a great time being used by God to minister to another church. We ended all supporting the same church, the other groups went to various families homes to clear their yard. So now that we helped other members of the body, they'll be able to go further south, and help another church. It's a neat picture of the Body of Christ working together.

7 Comments:

Blogger DragonChick said...

fun! I cant take the fun! HELP!

Monday, 19 September, 2005  
Blogger LittleWilky said...

Awesome! I'm so glad that the churches are pulling together! I can't believe we're about to get hit by another hurricane!!! Another category 5.

Wednesday, 21 September, 2005  
Blogger DragonChick said...

Really? Woah. Scary. Help! I cant take the scaryness!

Wednesday, 21 September, 2005  
Blogger LittleWilky said...

Texas has smart leadership. They are already evacuating the cities and have lined up buses to get people to safety. I hope we don't run out of emergency money to help the victims! The government's already 7 trillion dollars in debt...where are they gonna get money to help these people???

Wednesday, 21 September, 2005  
Blogger DragonChick said...

Yeah, I guess hurricanes are bad, but tornadoes scare me worse. HI RUTH!

Friday, 23 September, 2005  
Blogger LittleWilky said...

what up, yo??? I hear the hurricane has gone down to a four...it's gonna kill gas prices, knock over more oil things. I'm more concerned for all those people!

Friday, 23 September, 2005  
Blogger banjodude said...

Yeah, it was pretty rough. Everyone was running out of gas on the way out.

Saturday, 24 September, 2005  

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