today the hubs and I will be heading to the place where we met 23 years ago.
the place where we spent countless hours playing and learning about Jesus.
the place where we were awkward and adolescent and "youths".
the place where we said, "I do".
the place where our children were dedicated.
that place is
Alberta Baptist Church
our church building took a serious beating from the tornado, and now looks like this...
we'll be there today to pack and label what's still in the church buildings so that it can be put into storage until God leads us where He'd have us rebuild. So many kind volunteers have already spent hours and hours securing our building, cleaning debris from the parking lot, and packing boxes- how I wish I could thank each and every one of them.
Could you join us in praying for God's will to be done as we seek His guidance for the future of our church?
we'd greatly appreciate it
The entire city of Tuscaloosa also needs our prayers as the clean-up/ rebuilding process begins.
The area around our church, Alberta City, was especially devastated. The elementary school was destroyed and the kids have all been moved to other schools in the area. Please pray for them as they make this transition.
Here's an aerial view of part of Alberta City-
our church is near the upper left corner
I promise to be back soon with much happier posts,
but for now,
this is heavy on my heart and mind.
God is good, all the time, and we are trusting in His perfect plan for our church.
but I will greatly miss coming to this building.
such beautiful memories were made here...