Katrina 2011 Reflections..

During this trip, one of our members wanted to share their feelings, but has chosen to do so anonymously.

"Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God."  I John 4:7
This mission trip has been such a blessing in seeing the love of Jesus Christ lived out through our team members.  There have been many “God moments” on this trip where God was doing great things through our team members that we all marveled at and praised God for.  It is so encouraging to see so many team members being intentional in stepping out of their comfort zone to meet and bless others. 
The Holy Spirit is doing a great work through the men and women of this trip.  In addition to being outstanding servants on the job site they have been sharing personal testimonies with people, ministering to people, encouraging Habitat supervisors, building relationships with other volunteer co-laborers, and being great servants on the job site.     
The first day we arrived we visited the houses the teams from last year’s trip worked on.  One of the houses the teams worked on was bought just four months ago and the home owner came out to meet us.  The men were able to share how much it meant to them to meet the owner of the home they had worked on and had actually prayed for the previous year.   The team was able to pray and bless the man and his family. 
 At a later time the team had stopped by a Gulfport pier and met a woman fishing with her son who had lost her house in Katrina and shared how hard it was.  She shared how the church had built a house for her and had been radically changed by the love from the body of Christ.  Her heart is for Christians to live seriously for Christ and help people in need.  One of our team members asked if they could pray for her and she was moved to tears from the prayer and shared how she had never been blessed like that.  There have been a number of other encouraging things God has been doing on the trip.  We give God all the glory for everything.
On Friday the Coed team had finished cleaning and preparing eight mobile homes that would be driven up to give relief to the tornado disaster area.   After finishing the team was able to prayer walk each of the mobile homes.  They prayed for God’s blessings on the families who had lost everything and would occupy the mobile homes.   They prayed they would find  comfort from trusting God.
Thank you for your prayers and support.  God bless you!
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