Tuesday, September 6, 2005

At least I have a home to come home to!! Please note these prayer requests.

I am planning on doing two separate entries today. One about my trip and home coming and this one to focus on my thoughts about the Hurricane and the prayer requests I have received.

I must confess before I have had something of a hard heart towards those effected by what I see as a judgment passed down from God because of America's pushing for Israel's kicking out of it's own citizens from their homes and dividing up the land for a so called Peace.  When I saw it happing on the news and reading about the forceful evictions I said as I shook my head with sadness that God would not stand for this and that a judgment would be coming to our own nation because we had a part in it.  Those who bless the Jews will be blessed and those who curse them will be cursed. (Genesis 12:3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.) How many of our own citizens have in a sense now been evicted by God from their own homes??

 Does America not know there are consequences for her blatantly allowing such foul things as witch craft and the celebration of sodomy in her streets and public squares and turning a blind eye to the murder of innocent children in the womb.. shedding of innocent blood on our land and for us forgetting our God who brought our nation to the power and blessings she now enjoys so much?  New Orleans was a city that openly invited such things into her city.

How can you not look at the video and pictures and not shutter and have a new respect and fear of the Lord?  And the sad thing is there was plenty of warnings that this was coming.  The wise fled while they could and the foolish stayed to wait it out. An area of our country utterly and completely destroyed.  Accounts say the only way to describe it is it is like a war zone and 3rd World conditions.. HERE IN AMERICA.. HOME OF THE FREE AND LAND OF THE BRAVE.. ONE NATION UNDER GOD.  And in usual American fashion no one wants to take responsibly but go right into the blame game.  America look into yourself and examine yourself, repent and turn your heart to God.  I fear this is just an installment of what is to come if we do not.

That being said my heart has soften and I do weep for all my fellow Americans.  Seeing the news stories, one after another of those who are homeless, thirsty, hungry, hurting, in desperate need of some relief, how can any one not weep and want to do something.. anything.  They have become the least of these in our nation and we have a responsibility to help in what ever way we can in the aftermath.  The church, those who claim to be God's people should be apart of the first responders.  It is not the government's job to take care of these people themselves but those who have the means and the blessings to do so.  Jesus said as you have done to the lest of these you have done unto me and what you have NOT done unto the least of these you have NOT done unto me.

I am praying about what my family and I can do and I ask you to do the same.  I feel a burden on my heart so heavy.  I look around at my beautiful new BIG home and am thankful for this blessing.  I had an idea when he opened the door for us to have this house that there was more to it then just us having a wonderful home but that we would sometime later be called upon to share with those who need help in the End Times.  Please pray for us as I know God will be sending a family to stay with us soon, I just don't know all the details yet but He does.

Here is just one of the many e-mails I have received from the updates about the churches my church is affiliated with and how they have been effected and their needs and prayer requests.  Please pray over them as the Lord leads you.

> Katrina Report
>
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>

>
> FYI and prayer list-the following is information as we have it and
> I wanted
> to share it with our co-workers.
>

>
> Sam Clements
>

>
> Information is still very sketchy at this time but as communication
> is
> restored and overseers can get into areas and assess damage we will
> keep you
> updated.
>

>

>
> Knowing that you are praying for the victims of Hurricane Katrina,
> I want to
> pass on updates to you as we receive them from our overseers.  Some
> of you
> have friends and family in the affected areas.  We will compile a
> list of
> needs and prayer requests as they are received.  Any information
> you may
> receive that you want to sharewith us for this list will be
> appreciated.
>

>
> *         Notes from Brother Berseygay-As of this morning due to
> lack of
> telephone service he had been unable to talk directly with our
> people to get
> assessments but requests that our people be kept in prayer.
>

>
> *         Brother Ben Feliz called, he, too is having difficulty
> reaching
> our pastors and members.  He was quite sure our church in Metairie,
> Louisiana was damaged but said he would have to confirm later.
>

>
> *         Brother L.V. Jones writes:
>
> "Compared to the damage in MS and LA, AL is very blessed.  All of
> our people
> are safe.  The Mobile
>
> (Chickasaw) church sustained minor damage.
>

>
> Our Bayou La Batre suffered the most damage.  This is a small
> fishing town
> located on Mobile Bay and flooding
>
> occurs during storms such as Katrina.  Our church and parsonage had
> 2 -3
> feet of water inside.  The church does have
>
> insurance on both properties.
>

>
> I am in contact with the Pastors and plan a trip to that area when
> such is
> practical.  At this time I would be in the way; also, a strict
> curfew is in
> effect.
>

>
> Thanks for your concern.  I have conveyed that to the people.
>

>
> L V Jones
>

>
> *         Brother Fred Lawson writes:
>
> Fellow Workers:
>

>
> I have not been able to communicate the last few days because of no
> electrical or phone services.  My cell phone has been out too.
> Today is
> Wednesday and I am still without electricity.  We have no way of
> cooling the
> house.  Our food in the refrigerator has perished.  There were
> several big
> tree limbs down in the yard.  I had to drive all the way to Monroe,
> LA. to
> get batteries and food, etc.  I was able to get a chain saw to cut
> up limbs.
> All in all we are very fortunate here in Jackson.  Everything south
> of us is
> much, much worse.
>

>
> I have not been able to get in touch with any of our people in the
> South.
> All phone lines are down and all roads going south (49, 59, and 55
> south)
> are closed except for emergency personal, etc. The Picayune church
> was at
> ground zero, but I have not heard any reports.  I did hear that our
> church
> in Gulfport, which is only four blocks from the beach was spared
> with only
> two windows broken out,  I don't know anything about the Moss
> Point, Pedal,
> Piave churches.  Please keep the areas in your prayers.
>

>
> The one thing that will be needed for some time is generators.
> They can't
> keep them in stock here and besides the prices are out of sight.
> One place
> wanted $2,700 for one.
>

>
> I am using my lap top to send this email and power is about to run
> out. As
> soon as I can get to a place with electricity and when I hear from
> our
> people in the South I will be in touch.
>

>
> Thank you for your concern and prayers.
>

>
> Sincerely,
>
> Fred A. Lawson
> Mississippi Church of God of Prophecy
> State Bishop
>

>

>

>
>
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> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>
> Remember that all of these areas are in our prayers. 

>  International Women's Ministries

> P.O. Box 2910
>
> Cleveland, TN  37320-2910
>
> Office: 423-559-5336
>
> Fax: 423-559-5339

9 comments:

  1. Yes its sad but the way alot acted AFTER was so appaling. I mean help could not go in after becuase of teh way some were acting and that was truely sad for those who were just trying to get by and make it and did not rape shoot and loot. Thats what really was appaling to me

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  2. first so glad you are back home and back on now i too am sadded by all the reports of the hurricane and the victiums i too belivie that God has a judgement on that area fro all they belivie and practice everyone thinks GOd is just loving and will forgive all sins but they forget he is also a just and mighty God and judges us I too am very blessed and our church and family are looking for ways to help as well i am in prayers for all of them take care have a good day GOd bless kelley

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  3. Glad your home. I will pray for your requests. I agree with the things you said but remember it rains on the just and the unjust. There are many souls to reach and help in this hour.

    Blessings
    angelrose

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  4. I haven't been to journals lately.  I feel so overwhelmed lately.  I see your journal got wide too.  I pasted a banner that shortened it recently so it got fixed by accident.  If you want the banner to paste let me know and I can send it.  I don't know how to fix it the normal way.

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  5. I am exhausted from constant prayer over this whole thing.....

    God Bless!

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  6. Hunybea, I agree!  As I saw all the refugees flowing out of LA I thought of the Isreali people forced by their own government to become refugees......as I saw area shots of all the wrecked casinoes and gambling barges I thought of how much decadence was represented in these communities, besides the culture and history.  I think I hear someone calling, "Turn, turn.....while there is still time!!"  -  Barbara

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