A few days ago I posted a letter from my friend Pastor Eddie Exposito of Sovereign Grace Fellowship Slidell Louisiana, announcing the K3 Community Celebration events for this weekend. A lot of people undertook a lot of hard work to put these events together, but as of last evening all events have been cancelled, due to Hurricane Gustav.
Instead of celebrating the hard work of so many and hearing testimonies of God's grace and mercy over the last 3 years since Katrina, many folks there (including Eddie's family) will be evacuating today in preparation of the arrival of Gustav. I had a chance to chat briefly with Eddie last night and he commented "at least we'll be prepared to return and get to work!" Eddie is the founder of Sovereign Grace Homeland Missions, a community ministry that came to be as the result of Katrina, and a ministry that has changed the lives of so many people, for the glory of God.
As much as this feels for me, exactly like it did three years ago as I sat here and prayed, I can only imagine what it feels like for those who lived through it and lost so much. It's rather heartwrenching indeed, to know that these dear people will quite likely be going through all that, all over again.
Our prayers are most definitely with the folks down there.