Our area looks like some kid spilt a huge can of pick-up sticks. Almost every tree in Ellisville has split, cracked, or been uprooted altogether. A huge oak tree fell towards the sanctuary. It did put a hole in the roof, but it escaped any major damage. God was merciful!
The steeple has been standing since 1892. God enabled it to withstand sustained winds up to 120 mph! He is our rock and shield, our very present help in trouble.
Since Katrina made landfall, we’ve been on the road. We’ve been to Birmingham, Atlanta, Jacksonville Florida, Mobile Alabama, Natchez Mississippi, Ferriday Louisiana, and El Dorado Arkanasas. God had providentially guided our plans to fund raise in Georgia and Florida when Katrina hit. So the first part of our trip was fund raising related while last part we stayed with our family. Here are some more pictures during our evacuation.
The top pic is Abbie 3 year old birthday party. She had her party the day before Katrina. On the second row, the pic on the left is Abbie fishing at Poppa and Grammy’s in Ferriday, LA. The pic on the right is Adeline with Grandma J just before we went to the El Dorado County Fair in South AR. The bottom pic is Abbie having fun on the elephant ride at the fair.
We’ll give an update after Adeline’s surgery this coming Monday (9-12-05).