Monday, February 9, 2009

"I'm so upset at FEMA"

That was the text message I got from one of my college friends this morning. I get text messages and emails like this occasionally but I didn't know the background story on this one. Seems like there's a whole bunch of money just waiting to be spent and FEMA, in true fashion, is holding it back. Call me surprised...NOT!

I don't love what FEMA is doing but I do love that God has opened up the eyes of those in the church, youth ministry and college ministry here to the suffering and need of those in the Gulf Coast. Coming on the heels of my report to the congregation on our trip in December just yesterday, today's text message warmed my heart a little and made me proud. Proud of the college friend who gets upset for the people he knows in Mississippi. Zach, I'm upset with FEMA too.
Pearlington, MS January 2009


Songbird said...

Me, too.

Meg said...

Matthew 4,18:As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. 19"Come, follow me," Jesus said, "and I will make you fishers of men." 20At once they left their nets and followed him.

You, my dear, are so amazing. Perfectly human and real and loving and at the same time being a fisher of men, of youth, and beyond. You have planted these seeds that have grown into emotions and actions for both the people of Pearlington as they rebuild, and the souls of those searching for Jesus at the same time.

I don't know how you do it. But don't stop. I am in awe.