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Friday, November 9, 2012

In SANDY'S Aftermath ~ How You Can HELP Someone In Their Time of Need

Hi there my sweet friends!
Like many of us, these past few weeks have been
quite emotional and filled with sorrow by
the destruction we have witnessed.
We have seen how a storm can turn an ordinary
city and cripple it to the core.
Have you ever had something happen and KNOW
in your gut that it is divine?
Last week, just before the storm a sweet
lady purchased some items from my etsy shoppe.
I remembered when I saw it, that her address was
in Brooklyn.  Well, little did I know how GOD
would use that in my life today.
I had contacted her because her check had not yet
arrived. I had also mention I knew that *Sandy* was
probably the problem.  Today she graciously
contacted me, and through a series of emails
back and forth, she shared that she was
very close the the area that over 100 homes had
been destroyed by fire.  She told me that her
sons school had at least 80 who were affected in
some way.  Those neighborhoods consisted of largely
police and firefighters homes. 
It broke my heart and I got an overwhelming impression
that I must do something.  GOD brought back to memory our
sermon of last week.  God wants us to
WAKE up our world to see Jesus.  To be HIS hands and
feet, to be a light that shines into a dark and hurting world.
 No doubt in my mind but he put precious woman and
her family right in my path for that reason.
What am I going to do?
As of now I am not sure where GOD is leading. 
I am getting the word out to those around me and hoped
that my bloggy friends would take the time and
share in this if they can.
Please give to the RED CROSS if you are able as
the clean up and just basic necessities of life are so needed.
Also, Xavier High School , the school where
this lady's son attends, has on
their web page how you can help directly to this area and
also you may donate monies if you are able.
Just click and you will be on this page to get further details.
I am in prayer for leading and direction.
I hope you wont forget those who are still dealing with
the aftermath of this storm and snowstorm they got Wednesday.
Be a LIGHT to your world!

1 comment:

Sherry "Edie" & Marie Antionette said...

Hi Lorena!

This is a great post and a great reminder of ways we can help in what ever way we can. The burned area in Brooklyn is so heartbreaking. They fight fires for everyone else and have to see their homes destroyed by fire. Horrible. But somehow I know God will turn it into some kind of blessing down the road. We just can't see it yet.

We have so much to be thankful for. You are a blessing to all of us out in blogland Lorena.

Big hugs, Sherry