Thursday, September 22, 2005

Rita and Covington, LA

Hi, everybody.

Right now, Hurricane Rita is scheduled to pummel the Gulf Coast sometime early in the a.m. on Saturday. I'm sure many of you have heard, the storm is moving toward our friends in Louisiana, and the possibility of them getting hit *twice* in one month is overwhelming to them. I've just spoken with a friend down there, Kathy Boren, and she said the sense of de ja vu is eery. They're not so much worried about trees -- they're all gone -- but losing electricity, water pressure, toilets, etc., is very real and scary for them, especially since they're just getting back on their feet. If Lake Ponchatrain gets as little as three inches of water, New Orleans and Slidell (on the opposite side of the lake) will flood again. Imagine how devastating this would be.
Please -- PLEASE -- pray for God to stop this hurricane or at least bring its power down to the level of a storm instead of a hurricane. God is the only one who can do this, and we need to ask Him to! God has done so many amazing things through this, let's just ask Him to do one more amazing thing.
Thanks to everybody for pitching in. This has been a heartening project to be a part of.

Beth Shields

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