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6.12.2008

Please Pray....

I'm taking a minute, because that's all I have this morning, to break from the wedding pictures and ask you to pray for the people in Iowa, specifically Waterloo and Cedar Falls (where I'm from). After making it through the worst winter in hundreds of years, they are now experiencing record flooding and it is rapidly destroying bridges, roads, businesses and homes. If you remember, I blogged three weeks ago about the horrible F-5 tornado that went through northeastern Iowa, killing some and destroying homes for many. Those same people, who've already lost everything, are now having to evacuate their towns and try to prepare for more loss from the rising floods. My Mom has called me several times to tell me about all the road closures and the neighborhoods that are deeply affected, just a few miles from where my parents live. Will you please pray for the safety of so many people, but also for the incredible loss and depression that so many are just beginning to experience? This has been a horrible time of destruction in Iowa, especially in so many small towns, affecting people who do not have the resources of big citites. Homes aren't just being lost, but jobs and livelihoods too...especially for farmers. So, if you see it on the national news or think of Iowa today, will you ask the Lord to hold off the rain, that seems to be coming again, and provide ways for people to experience and know true hope, the hope of Jesus, amidst real suffering? Many, many people are going to need something to hold onto in the coming days and weeks...

3 comments:

Faith said...

Thank you for making me aware, because I had not heard about this. Praying now, Stephanie!

MiMi said...

Thank you for providing the details about this devastation. I will definitely be in prayer about this.
Emilie

Noah and Tucker's Mom and Dad said...

will definitely pray. it makes us wonder what God's thinking,but He will obviously show His faithfulness and goodness to these people in such huge ways that we could never grasp or understand.