Friday, September 11, 2009

CRAIG'S HEART EMERGENCY

Around August 11, 2009 I get a call from my cousin, Delane. She tells me that Craig had an appointment with his heart doctor that morning and they ended up rushing him to Birmingham at Trinity Medical Center with a 99% blockage to an artery in the heart and a 95% blockage to an artery in his neck. James and I took off to Birmingham to meet Delane, Aunt Irene and my sister Geinger. Later, Lisa my ex-sister in law, her mom Ramona and Craig's daughter, Jordan came to see him. God intervened on Craig's behalf that day, no other way to explain it. Neck surgery lasted for several hours and doctors said they got all the blockage. Thank you, Jesus! I praise God for all who came to see and help Craig. He might have not made it another day, if he hadn't had the doctors appointment that day. Craig got a new chance to live and we got a blessing to see the hands of God at work!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Rattlesnake in Front Yard


Last night I get a call from Terry Glover and he tells me that his son killed a rattle snake on the road in front of our house. Many people stopped by to get a look at the snake. The head and tail have been cut off and the snake is still about 4 ft. long. Wow! What a night!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Matt's Injuries on Mission Serve 2009


I got a call on Monday, July 13th from James. He said that Matt fell off a roof on Mission Serve, but is ok. I could tell by James' voice that he was shaken up a bit. Apparently James, Matt and the crew was covering the roof of a house they were working on with plastic. James told Matt not to step on the plastic. Matt thought he could put one foot on the plastic and have traction with the other foot. Not!!! Well, Matt lost his footing and slid down the roof feet first. Once off the roof, Matt hit a cable that flipped him on his back and he landed on his back, shoulder and head. James tells me Matt took a very bad fall! The doctor at East Carroll, LA told Matt that he could have broken his back, neck, been paralyzed or died! James said that God was watching after him! That His angels had to carry Matt down off that roof! I know that it was God's grace, love and mercy that was there!



After the call from James, I fell apart not knowing the true condition Matt was in! X-rays showed no broken bones, no concussion, nothing! Praise the Lord!!! Matt will just be sore for the next few days/weeks. After I made up my mind that I refused to fear the worst, because God did not give us a spirit of fear, I chose to pray and get the prayer warriors at church involved. Thank God for prayer!!! Prayer has such power over our adversary, Satan!!! I found out that when I sent the prayer request out, Mrs. Carol was online at the time and was praying for me at the same moment she received my email! Debra and Jackson was also praying for Matt at the same time the prayer request was sent out! So many people were praying!!! Wow!!! We serve an awesome God!!! He was already working on Matt's behalf. He knew what was to come for Matt and so many people were praying!!! Thank you, Jesus!!!


I remember reading earlier that day, something that Max Lucado wrote. He was talking about Facing Your Giants...the fight with David and Goliath. He wrote something that just stuck in my head moments before I got the call about Matt..."Focus on your giants and you will fall. Focus on God and your giants will." So going through that terrible day, I knew I had no control over what was happening with Matt, other than to Focus on God, trust Him and pray!!!


I asked God about what message did He want to share with me. I know that going through tough times, God has a purpose and leaves us with a message of hope. Yes, Matt admits stepping on the plastic was his fault, but nevertheless, God has a message. He reveiled to me...just like Matt didn't listen to his father, we don't always listen to our heavenly Father. When He gives us a warning, we try to do things our way...it just seems like a better way, because we think we are in control. Then when we fall, He allows us to fall...always there...but allowing the fall. Why? It is in the fall that we find out that we have no control! He loves us enough to show that He is there to soften the blow. He is there...never leaving us...always in control!!! His Grace is sufficient and His Love is forever and Mercy abides always!!! He is worthy of all the praise!!!!

Monday, July 20, 2009

East Carroll, LA - July 12-18, 2009


    Mission Serve-- serving those in need.
  • East Carroll is the 2nd highest poverty county in the U.S.


  • 185 Participants


  • 13 Houses repaired


  • Countless Lives...Changed!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Morning of July 12th - Mission Serve 2009

It was 6:30 am on Sunday morning. They are about to make a 9 hr. drive to East Carroll, LA.

East Carroll, LA - July 12-18, 2009


Here is a blog from Mission Serve's web:
Today was supposed to be our half day of work with the night off, however the weather made us change plans so we worked a full day today. Today was a hot but very good day. Crews got out to an early start and were out working all day. Even though alot was done on the houses themselves, also alot was done as far as the ministry to the community. Many people from multiple groups were going to neighbors and homeowners in the area and witnessing to them and just talking to them about what they were doing here in East Carroll and why they were doing this. Alot of the youth found this very enjoyable. There were even some people who were ministered too that now come to the sites everyday and help clean up and help do what they can to help and then they usually sit in on the devotion and that is really cool to see these homeowners around the area so energized by what these youth were doing in the area. Some youth have gotten to know some of these people really well and I know that the youth have touched these homeowners' lives but also, I think the youths' lives have been touched by these homeowners.