Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The steps of the righteous are ordered by the Lord.

On July 19 at 3:10 a.m. Waynes mom woke us up saying the house was flooding.  We of course ran down stairs to the lower living area and sure enough brown muddy water was pouring in under the door and spreading quickly through her living space.  It had been storming that night when we went to bed and the rain was coming down so hard that the ground could not absorb it.  Over 1000 homes in our area were affected by flash flood waters.  So anyway, we, along with our daughter and her husband, spent the next 12 hours sucking up water, moving furniture and ripping out carpet so that things could dry out. Thankfully our damage was minimal compared to the other homes.  We had to have a demo team come in and cut out 1 foot of drywall all around the room where the walls had sucked up water, then they sprayed it with a chemical to kill any mold spores and left a huge dehumidifier which ran for 3 days to dry out the wood plus 5 high powered fans.  We are still in the process of fixing everything and MIL is still living among stacked furniture and boxes while we wait on workers to come and repair damage.  Please pray that our insurance will cover the cost of this expensive repair.  So far we have spent over $3000. with more bills coming this week. 
We cannot imagine what our 80 something moms would have done had we not been home at the time. But Our Heavenly Father knew and ordered our steps in such a way that we did not go to Ukraine as we had planned.  His grace is sufficient and in everything we are giving thanks to Him.  It is so wonderful to be able to trust Him in every area of our lives. 
So to those of you who had sent donations for our July trip, we have put the money in our account and we will use it to pay for tickets for our Fall trip Lord willing and the creek does not rise again...:>))
Much Love,
PW and Sherry
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