The Storm that Multiplied our Ministry
Hurricane Ida greatly impacted our state – but so did our response, thanks to volunteers and supporters like you. Within days of landfall, we were blessed and challenged with a novel assignment: sharing thousands of gallons of fuel and loaning hundreds of generators to survivors in areas where the infrastructure was as devastated as the homes.
Collaborating with church leaders in impacted regions, eager volunteers, and Acadiana Responds coalition leaders, we:
- set up five generator distribution hubs across the state
- distributed thousands of gallons of fuel
- mobilized 250+ volunteers
- mucked out and/or tarped 40+ homes
- served 150 families
- shared the love of Jesus with countless people in communities all over Southeast Louisiana.
While this disaster (like all of them) brought with it new challenges, the Lord also made sure we had new opportunities to grow, new ways to serve, found new depths of compassion, built new cherished relationships, and gained new confidence in Him and in our experience. As challenging as the year was, we rejoice in all the ways we were successfully s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d and remember that growth rarely occurs in comfort.
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Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.