Thursday, February 9, 2017
St. Amant Baptist Church sent us these pictures (PDF) and messages because your donations made it possible for us to help them. There church was damaged in the Louisiana flooding last year. Thank you for making it possible for ORH to help this church.
Chuck Smith, Assistant Pastor, wrote the following.
“Praise the Lord the rebuilding has begun and He is providing our needs. It is a very slow process and there is much work to be done and funds needed but we are thankful that God provides all of our needs according to His riches in Christ Jesus.
Thank you for your help, kindness and friendship. May God richly bless you and your ministry. In His Service, Chuck Smith, Associate Pastor, St. Amant Baptist Church, St. Amant, Louisiana”
The Senior Pastor, Melvin Meister, also sent this to ORH.
“Our church had 5 feet of water, the gym 4 feet and our house 2 feet. The buses are gone. Twenty families have been displaced and struggling to survive. They lost all and it will be months before some can live in their house. At least five will be torn down. You can imagine the financial load this creates for everyone.
I held up until we received notes, prayers and checks to help us in our time of trouble. That is when I cried. People started to show up from across the country, bringing supplies and helping with cleaning the debris. Our church is a struggling country church, yet people came from many places to help. Each of you gave us hope in a hopeless situation and I thank you from the depths of my heart….”
It is always a great blessing to give just as our Savior gave himself for us. The church has made progress, but there is still much to do. If you would like to contact this pastor and his people to help, please write St. Amant Baptist Church, 10414 ACY Rd, Saint Amant, LA 70774-4422, (225) 675-5346.
Please download the PDF.
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