On behalf of the Lincoln County Baptist Association, we would like to express our most sincere gratitude to the people of Lincoln County for the outpouring of compassion and generosity we witnessed last week through donations given for Hurricane Katrina Disaster Relief. Although there is no possible way for us to personally thank everyone who gave, please know that we are grateful for each and every item that was delivered to the associational building last week.
We saw the firstfruits of our efforts leave Stanford on Friday night with a tractor-trailer load of water and a covered trailer full of baby items.
The men who volunteered their time to deliver the goods reported that once they arrived in Gulfport they were asked what was in the big truck. When they said "water" they were directed where to unload. The next question asked was what was in the smaller trailer. When they responded with "diapers, formula, wipes, baby food..." they said the joy on those people's faces was magnificent. We were initially asked to only take water, but through the compassion of local mothers the baby items were taken along, too, and after arriving we saw that the hand of God truly carried those items along with the water! What a blessing to be able to hear God speaking and be able to give what's needed when humans fail to ask for it! We are told that God will supply our needs and we were shown that part of God's Greatness through this effort! Not only did we deliver all of the items to Mississippi, we have more than $8,000 remaining for future projects resulting from Hurricane Katrina. Some of this money is being used to purchase more water and supplies and the second truck left on Monday, September 12.