Friday, November 25, 2005

Thanksgiving was a wonderful day!!! Our family was afforded the opportunity to serve in Slidell, along with 30 or so others who were friends and family from NBC- Indy, and FBC- Mooresville, and family from Indy and Deer Park, Tx.

We worked with chain saws, rakes etc., clearing up the properties of 3 precious families who have endured the tragic effects of multiple hurricanes. Each was so very gracious and appreciative. We were afforded the opportunity to pray for each of them before leaving them.

Afterwards, we shared in Thanksgiving dinner together, at First Baptist Slidell. They were prepared to feed 5,000, though less than that came. Next we traveled the area and headed toward New Orleans. The devastation is beyond description. Miles upon miles of lost homes, cars, and all belongings, begs our intercession! It is truly a moving, and disturbing experience to view.

One gentleman we assisted today, Harold, said that we can expect more and more storms like Katrina, because the Word tells us it will be so. Harold is right. We must be diligent in our efforts to share the love of Jesus, so that others may know Him before He returns.

We concluded the day with praise and worship, and I was privileged to lead devotions for the trip. It was a blessed time in the presence of Jesus, as Lauren, Whitney, and friends led worship.

Thank you all for your prayers!

dad

15 Comments:

At 9:45 AM, Anonymous Brian said...

Brent,
Thank you for the sacrifice that your family has made; my brother and family live in Mandeville, and they report to me the devastation and change in their lives. Yes, we here who are left on the earth are tasked with showing the God of love and provision--this brings him glory, and I am thankful for fellow christians such as yourself who live out the Truth in this way. We in VA will continue to keep you all and your efforts in prayer.

 
At 10:14 AM, Blogger Nic and Jen said...

Hi there,
So glad you had a blessed Thanksgiving. You are truly blessing others with your actions and your words. Thank you for showing God's love to those who so desperately need it. Every time I read your posts, I am amazed!!
Love, Jennifer WA

 
At 10:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Iam sograteful that you had a nice Thanksgiving. I know that it must have been hard . You are a true blessing to me and my family and I just hope that someday I too will have your love and faith for the LORD.
Still not getting it.
INDY

 
At 2:07 PM, Anonymous Brittany Di Salvo said...

I feel like all of my comments are so repetitive, because every time I read your posts I'm so in awe with what God is doing with you. Maybe sometime I'll find another way to say that, but for now I'm just speechless. I love you and I'm praying for you.

 
At 2:20 PM, Anonymous Toodie Schaper said...

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank you so much for your incredible grace that allowed this precious family to be ministered to as well as to be a blessing to others on this first Thanksgiving without their beloved BJ. I am so grateful that they continue to allow themselves to be "Held" and live transparently for Your glory. Through them You are teaching many of us to number our days and seek to love and serve You more passionately. May they continue to experience Your love in tangible ways. In Jesus' Name, Amen

 
At 2:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jesus fed 5,000. As did you.

 
At 3:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bless you Family
We are praying for you here in Indianapolis.

Lisa

 
At 5:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous in Indy,
Keep reading this site. Keep searching. We will all keep praying. And someday soon you will "get it." He (God) is drawing Himself to you!!

 
At 5:30 PM, Blogger Interceding4U said...

Dear Higgins,
I continue to praise God for all He is teaching you and me! Thank you for reaching out to Him and Others!

 
At 6:52 PM, Blogger Karen Vesely said...

Hello,
It has been a bit of time since I sent a blog, but I wanted you all to know that your words, your stories...everything you write continues to be a HUGE blessing to me. Your ability to share your hearts and things you are learning are just amazing. Keep up the good work of the Lord!

Karen Vesely
San Clemente, CA

 
At 7:00 PM, Anonymous Pat Davila said...

It is wonderful to hear about your family and all you have done this Thanksgiving. God and BJ must be so proud. You are all a true testimony of His strength.

Pat Davila

 
At 9:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

AMEN!!!

 
At 5:22 AM, Anonymous Brittany Di Salvo said...

Praying for you.

 
At 10:21 AM, Blogger Lattany said...

You're a mirror of our Lord Jesus in the way you serve others.

Lattany
Fairfax, VA, USA

 
At 8:08 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I read this:

"One gentleman we assisted today, Harold, said that we can expect more and more storms like Katrina, because the Word tells us it will be so. Harold is right. We must be diligent in our efforts to share the love of Jesus, so that others may know Him before He returns."

I couldn't help but think that when GOD allows tragedy, it is a perfect way to use us to show Christ's love! And sometimes, it might be the only way to get us there!!! It is hard to put into words my thoughts right now, but I will reflect on this a little while longer and share it with some others, when they question why!! WOW...thanks again for the inspiration you give on a daily basis!!!

 

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