May 23, 2013
I received this last night from Pastor Lindsey of Suburban Baptist Church, OKC, OK. Please read this and pray.
"Currently, as of 30 minutes ago we have six families that have had their homes totally destroyed, most have insurance, but not all. Some insurance is better than others. Some are deficient on what is covered for their contents.
Three families …have not lost their homes, but have been uprooted from their homes because of damage in nearby areas and other dangers. One lady church member who runs a day care from her home, barely got the kids out in time (10 minutes before it hit) to get them to safety. Her home was destroyed and now she no longer has a job either. She was making $2,400.00 per month. I prayed with her and we asked the Lord to provide that much income for at least the next two months until she could get settled and find another home and job.
Many have lesser damages to different degrees. We are continuing to monitor that.
We have four automobiles (that I know of now) that were destroyed that were not covered by insurance, except liability only.
My greatest concern right now is for a family named Larry and Toni Stephens. They are the only family that is unaccounted for. They do not have cell phones, only land lines. Their neighborhood is still under lock down. They have had dogs in their sniffing (I presume for dead people). About 2 p.m. today there was a big gas explosion. So, I don’t know when they will let us in.
For right now, I know that we could use $10,000.00 to help with the immediate financial needs of our church family.
It may be more later. In fact, I’m sure it will be more later, but these are some pressing needs now. We are committed to helping the household of faith first, and then, of course are trying to help our community as well. When we give, we are giving in the name of the Lord, and looking for opportunities to witness and tell people about the greatest gift of all…Jesus Christ.
We could also use some gospel tracts that focus on presenting the gospel in the midst of great tragedy (Why does God allow bad things to happen, etc).
Whatever you feel led to give will be used to glorify the Lord and lead people to Him. That’s our promise. Pastor Ron Lindsey Suburban Baptist Church"
Please pray for these good people.
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