The Savannah Christian Disaster Response Team left for Moore, Oklahoma on Friday afternoon. This team of 27 people has formed in the last couple of weeks as an outpouring of compassion shown by the SCC community after tornadoes hit that area last month. The team will be working with Operation Blessing (www.ob.org) to assist in debris removal and warehouse organization in Moore, a suburb of Oklahoma badly hit by the storms. The team set off from the Henderson campus at 1pm on Friday after being prayed over by friends and family for their 19 hour journey. They stayed overnight on their way in Tupelo, Mississippi. Below is an update written written on Friday by team member Alex Hisey, from Effingham Campus:
“Hello from Tupelo, Mississippi! We made it safe and sound! The trip was pretty smooth, we just hit a bit of traffic. Praise God for looking out for us! Everyone was definitely ready for comfy beds! Only about 10 more hours tomorrow and we’ll start our work with Operation Blessing.
On our team, many were strangers this morning since we are coming from different campuses. I think most of us expected just another looong ride with a bit of boredom but of course, God showed up!
This long ride has turned into quite a blessing. Strangers are now friends. Many shared their testimonies with each other. Everyone laughed together. This group of strangers of all ages now truly feels like a team, a family. And there is no doubt that we will be even more useful for the Lord’s work this way!
We love you all! Please continue to pray for our safety but especially pray for the people we come in contact with. We pray that God will touch the lives of the people in Moore, Oklahoma through us. To God be the glory!”