The power of one plus God.

As the rains fell & the river swelled in southeastern Louisiana two weekends ago, my son & daughter-in-law in Atlanta had no news of the flooding. When their maid-of-honor posted on Facebook that they were evacuating due to flooding, Natalie was surprised & concerned. Heartbroken that her college hometown was a disaster & no one outside of Baton Rouge seemed concerned, she prayed for guidance on how to help. After discussing it with Tim, they decided to rent a trailer, collect some supplies, and tow the trailer to Louisiana to distribute.
 
Natalie uses social media in her job and posted a video asking that people in Atlanta consider helping Louisiana flood victims and 24 hours later it had 6000 views!  Today they are on their way with a 26 foot U-Haul truck so loaded with donations that they had to leave some for another trip. Cost of the truck & travel expenses covered by donations. At least 10 families, a daycare center, and a shelter will receive much needed supplies. Next week a cleaning supply company will bring a truckload of supplies to BR as an addition to their collections.
 
God is good! When one person prays, listens, and acts, God does miraculous things.
 
Epilogue:
Yesterday was pick-up day. The truck parked at Broadmoor UMC's parking lot (that's another God story) and it was amazing. All donations that were left went to a UMC in Clinton for distribution there.
 
~ Patty Eskew

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We are looking to record your experiences working with Noel ministries or other activities where you've experienced God's presence. We will collect the stories and share them via email and facebook. You can send a short story to Leah Gaughan at lgaughan@noelumc.org , or email Leah for more information.

Noel Memorial United Methodist Church
520 Herndon St., Shreveport, Louisiana 71101
318-221-5207