And now some words from some of our Catch members we have been praying for who were in or near the path of Hurricane Irma.
Sandie and Bobbie write that they came through Irma in one piece. Lost their power about 7:30 at night and endured a steamy, noisy night. Generator ran most of today until power was restored about 3:30 the next afternoon. Their two sons and their families came through with little damage but still are without power.
Bare and Mellissa report that they not only are safe, they have no damage to their home, and they made it through one of the worst hurricanes in history without even losing power. Power that is out all around them except for their community. “Thank You Jesus,” will never cover it, but it is what they are blessed to say.
And sadly, Carolyn writes: “Please pray that God will provide avenues for my daughter, Pam, who lost everything in the flood. FEMA has turned her down for any financial help.”
Kimm is ready to move a friend who is blind and confined to a wheelchair if evacuation is required. He’s anticipating resistance because his friend, like so many like him, doesn’t want to leave home no matter what. Kimm also reminds us that wildfires have been burning up Montana for months and there is no end in sight. Please pray for the people affected in this area as well.
Drew reminds us to pray for people in the Western States and Canadian provinces who have been evacuated due to devastating wildfires; also for those who are affected in faraway cities due to the smoke causing hazardous air quality.
Finally, one of our Catch members reminds us that while acknowledging the tragedies afar off and sending money if we can, yet the most important tragedies are our own neighbors, community, friends and relatives. That is who we should be giving our time and most of our money to help! Usually they are never heard of in the media or the news and they need special attention and help, and we know about them personally! “We can actually be using our own hands and feet to help them and look into their eyes and know and be known.” Well said. May God make us sensitive to those around us who need help.