Around a year ago Elizabeth and I made a big step in our walk of faith as I came on board with Next Step Storm to serve as volunteer coordinator and content creator for our website and social media outlets. We have been blessed by your faithful prayers and financial gifts over this past year; it continues to amaze us how God always provides for our needs!
We have completed our run of service in Denham Springs, LA! Back in August 2016 over 200,000 homes were flooded in the Baton Rouge area. We were able to partner with an incredible church that immediately welcomed us to use their facilities to house and organize volunteer crews. I had the privilege of working with many homeowners and volunteers to rebuild homes and restore hope to the Denham Springs community. Praise God for sending the right people at the right time to those that needed it most!
We are stationed back in Birmingham working with low income families and individuals to provide safe, sanitary, and secure homes. The need for volunteers continues as we just had an EF-1 tornado hit nearby Fairfield, AL. Thankfully there was no damage to our facility. However, many homes and businesses sustained roof damage and were without power for several days. Pray for the families affected by this storm.
My position at Next Step Storm is fully funded until September this year thanks to your gifts of financial support over the past year. Elizabeth has been blessed with a position at the Fresh Market to help cover any additional expenses that we encounter. Your ongoing support, through prayer and finances, is a critical component to the ministry. I can't express how thankful I am for your support as we continue to serve in Birmingham and beyond!
Let the message about the Messiah dwell richly among you, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom and singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, with gratitude in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or in deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him. Colossians 3:16-17