Hurricane Ian, day 28…


“Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.”
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭41‬:‭10‬ ‭NLT‬‬

This has been the most singing call out of all. Praise music morning and evening …
Musical New Mexico Wayne has been our song leader…
We ventured into a different area of Ft Meyers…
Today was the last day for our recovery team as I helped them get to the Tampa airport for their flight home. Tomorrow the assessment team that has been gone for 32 days will depart Fort Myers Florida for Papago ANG Base in Phoenix Arizona …

Hurricane Ian, day 27…


“For I know that as you pray for me and the Spirit of Jesus Christ helps me, this will lead to my deliverance.”
‭‭Philippians‬ ‭1‬:‭19‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Come, Holy Spirit, every cloud dispelling, fill us with gladness, through the Master’s name; bring to our memory words that He hath spoken, then shall our tongues His wondrous grace proclaim.
Fanny Crosby

Changed jobs again today. I went with the flood recovery team to finish this house while Blue Hat Bob accompanied the Chaplains to the Beach church.
A happy homeowner with a happy team…
The work never seems to stop. Everything has to be cleaned and restocked for the next deployment…
Thank a Veteran today…

Hurricane Ian, day 26…


Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.
Deuteronomy 31:6

You must… remind yourself of God, Who God is, and what God is and what God has done.
D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Chaplain Les from a few days ago, noticed this boat in the front yard…
Norm’s new friend, Vincent. He is homeless and really relied on Beach Baptist Church for support. He spends the night at different spots. All of his possessions pretty much fit in the basket on his bicycle…

The beach is very different today after Nicole passed by…

I ventured inside of the church, it was sad…
This was my duty station today. Directing people to resources and generally having fun until I got chased inside by the rain…
Very cool machine…

Hurricane Ian, day 25


All things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small, all things wise and wonderful, the Lord God made them all.
Cecil Frances Alexander

“You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” Psalm 16:11.

I spent most of my day loading water, unloading water, and stacking water…
All of the Chaplains that have worked this site have made a big impact on the community…
This scene has played out time and time again. No one leaves without the invitation for prayer…
The Chaplains ministered to the security detail. These guys and gals worked long shifts and had multiple duties…
Norm, Cash, and Les…
Chaplains when no one is around. Working to organize and sort through the donations…
Conditions as Hurricane Nicole is just hours away…

Hurricane Ian, day 24…


Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.
2 Timothy 3:12

I had surveyed the danger, measured the obstacles, and counted the cost, and consider[ed] none of them sufficient to cancel the command, “Go ye into all the world.”
Jacob Chamberlain

These huge trucks are all over the place…
I took a walk around the church to check out the neighborhood…
A Bible on a post, drying out…
Sad
Here’s Norm with her new friend, Elijah. They both volunteered to serve lunches for the Red Cross…
This is the underneath of the Beach Baptist Church…
When the public donate to hurricane victims, you just never know what you might get…
I posted a picture of this boat, Cracker Jack, resting on the Suburban. Today they are finally lifting it to open that lane of traffic…

Hurricane Ian, day 23…


 He who has been forgiven much, ought to love much (see Luke 7:47). We ought to be like that lamb with the broken leg that just nuzzles the shepherd and stays close to the shepherd so that He might lead it and guide it so that it will never go astray again. 

When are we going to learn? How many times are we going to slip and fall before we learn to stay close to the Good Shepherd? Jesus said, “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me” (John 10:27). Adrian Rogers.

My new work site. Assistant to the Blue hat Chaplain and her Assistant. I pretty much give out water, lift heavy things, and smile…
This is our outside work site…
Shower, rest rooms and laundry all provided by FEMA…
Getting the day started right- with prayer…
You can get a massage in this tent…
This impressive debris pile was produced entirely by AZ01 Recovery, led by Blue hat Bob…

Hurricane Ian, day 22…


“This is real love—not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins. Dear friends, since God loved us that much, we surely ought to love each other. No one has ever seen God. But if we love each other, God lives in us, and his love is brought to full expression in us. And God has given us his Spirit as proof that we live in him and he in us. Furthermore, we have seen with our own eyes and now testify that the Father sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. All who declare that Jesus is the Son of God have God living in them, and they live in God. We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love. God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them.”
‭‭1 John‬ ‭4‬:‭10‬-‭16‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Almost every evening after dinner, Wayne from New Mexico leads us in song…
Today our crew stood down for a much needed day off. I drove the Chaplains to the Beach Church location. Fran came along and really helped out…
Norma with her new friend, Wendy…
Just across the street from where the Chaplains are, is the beach…
This is the back side of the church…
Sad…

Hurricane Ian, day 21…


“St. Peter’s saying to Cornelius has been well noticed as a fit motto for this gospel: ‘God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power; who went about doing good and healing all those who were oppressed of the devil.’” Bernard.

I read in a book where a man called Christ went about doing good. It is very disconcerting to me that I am so easily satisfied with just going about.

Mark just starting on this new house. The darkline on the wall is how high the water rose to. This house was virtually untouched since the hurricane…
Almost all of the personal property was destroyed…
Kathy looks like she is surrounded by mold…
The beginning of the debris pile…
The back yard, complete with a river…
Mold!
Bath room. We will take all of this out…

Hurricane Ian, day 18…


“If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king. But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.”
‭‭Daniel‬ ‭3‬:‭17‬-‭18‬ ‭KJV‬‬

Here is Norma ministering to Norma and her friend…
Just before we pulled out, the Lord gave us this…
Bob using our new power washer…
I forgot to get a picture of Mark yesterday. We have been on many call outs together. Mark also works with Team Rubicon. He has been in the Ft Myers area for around 25 days now…
Big difference…
Lunch next to a CVS drive through…
This whole neighborhood should be bulldozed…

Hurricane Ian, day 19…


“Pilate saw that he wasn’t getting anywhere and that a riot was developing. So he sent for a bowl of water and washed his hands before the crowd, saying, “I am innocent of this man’s blood. The responsibility is yours!””
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭27‬:‭24‬ ‭NLT‬‬

“What think ye of Christ?” Is the test, To try both your state and your scheme; You cannot be right in the rest, Unless you think rightly of Him. John Newton

Half a rainbow…
The other half of the rainbow. You just have to pause and praise God!!!
The road to our job site…
This was a large house that had their drywall removed by their youth group from church. They did a good job, but missed the sneaky areas where drywall hangs out and produces mold. We took all those areas out…
Our crack flood team, Mark One, Bob on the front row. Back row from left to right, Terry, Kathy, Fran, Texas Dennis, a really great guy that we are losing tomorrow, and Mark Two…
A Bible signed by the entire team, we give to the homeowner when we finish…