Disaster Relief – Leslie’s Story

Disaster Relief – Leslie’s Story


FEMALE: BEFORE WE LEFT OUR
HOME, WE THOUGHT IF WE DID GET WATER THAT, YOU KNOW, LET’S PUT
SOME THINGS UP ON OUR BOOKSHELVES AND STUFF. WHEN WE CAME BACK,
ALL THAT WAS GONE. I MEAN, EVERYTHING ON THE FIRST
FLOOR IS COMPLETELY GONE. FEMALE: I CRY AT TIMES
BECAUSE OF IT, IT’S OVERWHELMING. RANDY: I JUST CAN’T IMAGINE
WHAT THEY FELT LIKE, JUST THE SMELLS OF–THAT THE FLOODS LEAVE
AND THE FILTH AND IT JUST RUINS EVERYTHING YOU HAVE. AND IT’S JUST–IT’S A VERY
DIFFICULT PROCESS FOR THESE FAMILIES. GINGER: THESE ARE SITUATIONS
WHERE THERE WAS NO FLOOD INSURANCE BECAUSE IT’S NOT
A FLOOD ZONE. THEY’RE NOT SUPPOSED TO HAVE
THESE TYPES OF PROBLEMS. WHICH MEANS REBUILDING IS NOT
ONLY VERY EXPENSIVE BUT VERY DIFFICULT. THEY REALLY DIDN’T KNOW WHAT
THEY WOULD DO. RANDY: IN INTERVIEWING THESE
FAMILIES, NOT ONLY IS IT EXPENSIVE AND TOUGH FOR THEM,
IT WAS OUT OF REACH, PERIOD. FEMALE: ME AND MY HUSBAND,
I SAID, “LET’S JUST PRAY.” AND WE PRAYED AND OUR PRAYER WAS
TO HELP US GET THE WALLS UP JUST SO WE CAN GET BACK INTO OUR HOME
TO START REBUILDING ‘CAUSE WE DON’T HAVE A LOT OF MONEY. AND OUR HOME WAS HIS HOME. WE ACTUALLY DEDICATED IT BACK TO
HIM AND SAID, “IT’S YOUR HOME. YOU DO WHAT YOU WANT WITH IT.” AND ASKING THE LORD TO HELP US
THAT WE HAVE A HOME, WE HAVE A PLACE TO COME HOME TO. RANDY: IT’S JUST VERY
REWARDING TO KNOW THAT WE’RE DOING WHAT GOD’S CALLED US
TO DO, AS SIMPLE AS THAT. BUT ALSO TO SEE THESE FAMILIES’
FACES THE MOMENT WE SAID, “HEY, GOD’S GOT THIS. WE’RE COMING BACK,
WE’RE GONNA REBUILD YOUR HOME. WE’RE GONNA FURNISH IT. EVERYTHING’S GONNA BE RESTORED.” FEMALE: I LOVE IT. THANK YOU SO MUCH. FEMALE: WOW, IT’S SO PRETTY. FEMALE: LOOK, ANGELINA. LOOK, BABY. FEMALE: OH MY GOSH. LOOK AT IT. MALE: GOD IS AMAZING AND HE
REALLY TRULY ANSWERS PRAYERS. AND WE GAVE IT TO HIM AND HE
DELIVERED AND HE MORE THAN DELIVERED. BELIEVE ME, HE MORE THAN
DELIVERED. FEMALE: HE SHOWED UP. MALE: YES, OH, YES. FEMALE: IT’S OVERWHELMING. I MEAN, A TOTAL GIFT FROM GOD
BECAUSE IT’S EVERYTHING THAT I’VE EVER WANTED TO DO TO MY
HOME IS, LIKE, EXACTLY WHAT I WOULD HAVE PICKED OR THE COLORS
I WOULD HAVE WANTED. EVERY LITTLE DETAIL SO I’M JUST
SO OVERJOYED. I FEEL–LIKE, MY HEART FEELS
LIKE IT WANTS TO BURST. FEMALE: IT’S TEACHING MY
GIRLS THAT THE LORD IS ALWAYS THERE AND TO HAVE FAITH. THAT’S ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I
ALWAYS TELL THEM: PRAY AND HAVE FAITH AND EXPECT FOR HIM
TO MOVE. THEY’LL NEVER FORGET THIS. MALE: WHAT HE HAS DONE FOR
US, WE CAN SHARE THAT WITH OTHERS AND GIVE THEM HOPE
THAT GOD WILL HELP. AND HE DOES ANSWER PRAYERS. NO MATTER HOW BIG OR HOW SMALL,
HE ANSWERS YOUR PRAYERS.

4 thoughts on “Disaster Relief – Leslie’s Story”

  1. I'm sooo happy for them 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼🔥🔥🔥🔥thank you God and TJMM

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