The DRT in Moore is working hard as they show compassion to the victims of the tornadoes in that area. One of the team members, Brian Barrett, was experiencing some chest pains on Sunday and was taken to the hospital because he has a history of heart issues. It has been determined that Brian is need of surgery which will take place in Oklahoma this week. His wife was able to fly to him on Monday and his two sons were already with him in Oklahoma on the Disaster Response trip. We are praising the Lord for his provision in this situation.
Brian and his sons were planning to do some hiking on the Appalachian Trail this week, but were very effected by the stories they were hearing after the tornadoes in Oklahoma because Brian is from that area. Moved with compassion they decided to join our Disaster Response Team instead. Thankfully, there in Oklahoma, they were able to get quick access to medical care when Brian needed it and were close to family and each other in the process! God is good and the team is being incredibly supportive of Brian and the family as they continue to work hard with Operation Blessing in Moore. Please pray with us for wisdom for the doctors in Oklahoma, a safe surgery, and quick healing for Brian!
Please also continue to pray for the rest of the team, here is a quick update from team member Lea Josey about their first
first work day with Operation Blessing:
“Today was our first real work day here in Moore, and it couldn’t have been better! It was about 95 degrees with not a cloud in the sky but we all stayed hydrated. We split into three teams of about ten and got different work orders around the town. My group went to two different houses near each other and cleaned up debris out of their front and back yards. It was very cool being able to hear the homeowner’s stories and share Christ with them through our service. After lunch, we went to a huge piece of land that belonged to the sweetest elderly couple and cleared many pieces of scrap metal and large pieces of debris from the area. There was so much that we’ll probably be going back tomorrow to help with the cleanup again. It’s unbelievable how strong the people of Moore are able to be in the face of such tragedy.”