Last post I mentioned that we were moving. It’s an exciting time for our family. We’ve been keeping a close watch on the happening’s in Nashville.
If you’re living under a rock, and don’t know what’s going on right now, here’s what CNN is saying.
A storm that killed at least 15 people in Tennessee and Mississippi rolled into Georgia early Monday, flooding parts of Atlanta.
The rain and flooding left at least 11 dead Sunday in Tennessee, closing interstates, displacing thousands from their homes, prompting evacuations of hotels and nursing homes, and turning streets and parking lots into raging rivers.
Parts of the state were drenched with up to 20 inches of rain, and more was expected.
In Nashville alone, more than 1,000 people were rescued from the water over the weekend, city officials said.
(Officials) said Sunday that more rain has fallen in Nashville in the last 24 hours than has ever been recorded in the city.
The job we’ve got waiting for us in Nashville is this; We’re assuming command (official lingo) of The Salvation Army’s Nashville Adult Rehabilitation Center (or ARC).
ARC’s comprise the largest resident rehabilitation program in the United States. Individuals with identifiable and treatable needs to to these centers for help when they no longer are able to cope with their problems. There they receive adequate housing, nourishing meals and necessary medical care, and they engage in work therapy. Residents may be referred or be remanded by the courts. Our holistic approach provides rehabilitation for the Body, Mind, and Spirit.
We’ve gotten word this morning that our ARC was flooded with 40″ of water, and has been evacuated.
Please Please Please, if you’re the praying type at all, pray for not only the people of the southeast who are affected by this (TENNESSEE, MISSISSIPPI, ATLANTA, KENTUCKY, and INDIANA) but for the staff and clients of our ARC. The men who are struggling as it is against all odds to turn their lives around. These are men who’ve been places we’ve only had nightmares about. And now these men are facing this new devastation.
See the sign on the side? “Hope” is being washed away. I am willing to bet many of them are feeling like this building this am. Please pray that they feel Gods presence with them as they are displaced.